Fire in the Borgo

From While Rome Burned: Fire, Leadership, and Urban Disaster in the Roman Cultural Imagination by Virginia M. Closs

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  • Fig. 1. Raphael, Fire in the Borgo, ca. 1514–17, fresco, 17 × 20 ft. (5.18 × 6.09 m). Stanza dell’Incendio, Vatican Palace, Rome. In the background note the facade of the early Constantinian basilica of St. Peter’s. (Image courtesy of Art Resource, New York.)