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The Agony and the Ecstasy Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Florence, Italy

The City State in which Michelangelo grew up. Much of the action in the book occurs in Florence.

Rome, Italy

The home city for the Vatican. Michelangelo lived here for many years and spent the last years of his life in Rome. Many Florentines settled in Florence before, during and after the changes of government in Florence.

Bologne, Italy

A City State. Michelangelo spent about a year here, after he first left Florence.

The Vatican, Rome, Italy

The spiritual home of the Catholic faith. The Popes and the Church hierarchy governed from the Vatican.

The Duomo

The Dome to the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, located in Florence. That, and the tower of the Palazzo della Signoria, composed the highlights of the Florence skyline. The architecture influenced Michelangelo throughout his life. The Duomo, created by Filippo Brunelleschi at the beginning of the fifteenth century, was...

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