Abebe Bikila – The Ethiopian runner wins the marathon barefooted in Rome

Ethiopian marathon runner was a pioneer in long-distance running. Abebe participated in a total of sixteen marathons Advertisements

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Cinecittà Studios – Cleopatra’s entrance into Rome

American epic historical drama film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, with a screenplay adapted by Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall and Sidney Buchman from the book The Life and Times of Cleopatra by Carlo Maria Franzero, and from histories by Plutarch, Suetonius, and Appian. It stars Elizabeth Taylor in the eponymous role. Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall, and […]

The Barber of Seville – Rossini’s premiere in Rome

The premiere of Rossini’s opera took place on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, Rome, with designs by Angelo Toselli. Rossini’s opera recounts the events of the first of the three plays by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais that revolve around the clever and enterprising character named Figaro, the barber of the title. Rossini’s Barber has proven to […]

The assassination of Julius Caesar in Rome

The assassination was a conspiracy of several Roman senators, notably led by Marcus Junius Brutus, Cassius Longinus, and Decimus Brutus, at the end of the Roman Republic. They stabbed Caesar to death in the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March 44 BC. Lucius Tillius Cimber was one of the assassins of Julius Caesar. His role was to set the stage for the attack by presenting to Caesar […]