Sunday, July 10, 2016


There is no shortage of calligraphy examples in Rome. Indeed, this is where the Western calligraphy was born. The best examples of capitalis monumentalis, our earliest calligraphy style, are on the numerous imperial triumphal arches in the city. However, specimens of very elegant letters can be found in other places in the city, too. Here, for example, are broken stones gathered before the entry to the Baths of Diocletian, right in front of Rome's main railway station.