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The Agony and the Ecstasy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book Five Summary

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Book Five Summary

Rome is filthy. It is not the city Michelangelo expects it to be. He lives in the home of Cardinal Riario, but he is considered one of the Cardinal's skilled workmen, not a friend or member of the family. Michelangelo struggles to get supplies, the marble, and the money he needs to complete his commissions. Leo Baglioni is the person who helps him.

Michelangelo also learns that Torrigiani is in Rome and is befriending the Borgias. This does not bother Michelangelo as much as the news that he cannot begin carving his precious marble until he gets specific permission from the Cardinal. The Cardinal, it seems, is too busy to see Michelangelo. He starts sketching men in the Roman baths in order to learn more about the human body, and how it looks and moves. He moves about Rome and discovers the factions there. There...

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