Christopher Siwicki

Between 1922 and 1943, Italy was ruled by the Fascist government of Benito Mussolini. Central to the regime’s ideology and imagery was the ancient Roman Empire, to which it looked for inspiration and…
Forget the "idle" pyramids of Egypt and the "useless" temples of Greece, the aqueducts of ancient Rome are the "most marvelous structures in the whole world." So claimed Roman writers in the 1st…
Giovanni Battista Piranesi was the greatest printmaker of the 18th century. Although he consistently signed his work ‘architetto,’ he is famous for his engravings of the monuments of ancient Rome,…
A new exhibition at the British Museum explores how the epic has been reshaped and reinterpreted over three millennia.
For an emperor whose legacy was condemned after his death, Nero is surprisingly present in Rome today, especially now that his two palaces are again open to the public.
For 120 years, Rome and Carthage fought three protracted wars; at their conclusion, one people emerged as the major power in the Mediterranean, the other was wiped from existence.
Luigi Spina’s Faces of Rome brings us a more intimate understanding of ancient marble busts and the people behind them.