From Tourist to Pilgrim - Ep. 6: The Pantheon

02 July 2024
The Pantheon encapsulates the conversion of Rome. It could have gone the way of many of the other building of ancient Rome, fallen into ruin and lost to posterity. But its beauty caught the Christian imagination. Its perfect circular form, used in Roman times for triumphal architecture, became the ideal form to celebrate the Triumph of the martyrs. The Pantheon represents the incredible paradox of Rome: a building constructed to celebrate the idea that anyone can become a god would become the ...
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