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Rome US English

The capital of Italy, situated in the west central part of the country, on the Tiber River, about 16 miles (25 km) inland; population 2,724,347 (2008). According to tradition, the ancient city was founded by Romulus (after whom it is named) in 753 bc on the Palatine Hill; as it grew it spread to the other six hills of Rome (Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, and Quirinal). Rome was made capital of a unified Italy in 1871

all roads lead to Rome in Rome US English

There are many different ways of reaching the same goal or conclusion

Rome was not built in a day in Rome US English

A complex task is bound to take a long time and should not be rushed

when in Rome in Rome US English

When abroad or in an unfamiliar environment you should adopt the customs or behavior of those around you

all roads lead to Rome US English

There are many different ways of reaching the same goal or conclusion

Rome was not built in a day US English

A complex task is bound to take a long time and should not be rushed

when in Rome US English

When abroad or in an unfamiliar environment you should adopt the customs or behavior of those around you

Rome, Treaty of US English

A treaty setting up and defining the aims of the European Economic Community. It was signed at Rome on 25 March 1957 by France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Rome, Treaty of New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

treaty setting up the European Economic Community

Prix de Rome US English

A prize awarded annually by the French government in a competition for artists, sculptors, architects, and musicians

See of Rome US English

Another term for Holy See.

Church of Rome US English

Another term for Roman Catholic Church.

Seven Hills of Rome US English

The seven hills on which the ancient city of Rome was built: Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Quirinal, Viminal, and Palatine

fiddle while Rome burns US English

Be concerned with relatively trivial matters while ignoring the serious or disastrous events going on around one

fiddle while Rome burns in fiddle US English

Be concerned with relatively trivial matters while ignoring the serious or disastrous events going on around one

when in Rome do as the Romans do in Rome US English

When abroad or in an unfamiliar environment you should adopt the customs or behavior of those around you

Clement, St. US English

(1st century ad), pope (bishop of Rome) circa 88-circa 97, probably the third after St. Peter; known as St. Clement of Rome. Feast day, November 23

St. Clement of Rome in Clement, St. US English

(1st century ad), pope (bishop of Rome) circa 88-circa 97, probably the third after St. Peter; known as St. Clement of Rome. Feast day, November 23