BFA BOOKS

The Books section of Bertolami Fine Arts deals with art and cultural publishing by publishing texts that explore the artistic and historical disciplines, the multi-faceted world of collecting and the cultural tourism sector. Its editorial line privileges authors and niche subjects, treated with ample freedom of expression both through the genre of the essay - scientific or popular - and in narrative form. Particular attention is given to the publication of catalogues of exhibitions and art auctions, as well as the republication of rare and unobtainable books.

PUBLISHER AND EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

EDITOR: Giuseppe Bertolami
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR: Massimiliano Fiorelli

    THE USE OF MONEY IN THE ROMAN WORLD

    by Fiorenzo Catalli

    Our habit of a capillary use of currency in all the acts of daily life has certainly conditioned the study of the real reasons that were at the basis of the birth (or 'invention', as Aristotle defines it) of currency in the ancient world, of its diffusion and use within society. In this study, the Author intends to provide the reader with an overview of what was the use of currency in the world of Ancient Rome, focusing in particular on interesting economic aspects of everyday life such as prices and wages.

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    THE MEMORIES OF ANTINOO

    by Raffaele Mambella

    The singular historical episode of Antinous, his end at a young age, which occurred in circumstances still mysterious today, recalls the fascinating oriental fairy tales, with their melancholic and pessimistic conception of life. Antinous is the living symbol of classicism, of a culture that has been and remains the basis of our fundamentally humanistic civilization. Antinous is Greece, it is the Greek culture. And for this reason in him the author has chosen to embody a myth, that of classical civilization. This novel not only exposes the vicissitudes of a great myth of classicism, but it wants to push the reader to relive that completely unique experience with the now disenchanted eyes of our contemporaneity.

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    THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX ARAB

    by Raffaele Mambella

    Even today the Rome of the Emperors expresses its deepest charm in the continuous sedimentation of its memories and in the inextricable congerie of images unified by the memory of a city whose name, a unique episode in history, indicated the world. This novel, through the life of a great, but unfortunate, emperor, retraces that millenary history in the most dramatic moment of its unstoppable crisis, when no one could bring the Roman eagle back to the impassable boundaries of the sky, where it once shone, without consuming itself, like the Arab Phoenix, in the fiery sun of human glory.

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    PUBLIUS AELIUS HADRIANUS. THE MAN AND THE ARTIST

    by Raffaele Mambella

    Exceptional administrator, fine aesthete, scholar, thinker, scientist and artist: the emperor "varius, multiplex, multiformis" told by Raffaele Mambella in an exhaustive biography soon available for purchase.

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    GRECAL. A year of Alcibiade's life.

    by Raffaele Mambella

    The judgment that ancient scholars gave of the figure of Alcibiade has always been discordant. Much loved and much hated by his contemporaries for opposing reasons, he loved power above all else, but he also pursued an exquisitely political ideal and dreamed that it would make Athens reach its maximum splendour. This novel describes a year of Alcibiade's life, that of his last return to Athens; three years later he died a violent death in Persia.