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2005-09-05 08:31:42

By Shasta Darlington ROME (Reuters) - The first modern building to be erected in Rome's ancient historic center in decades will be unveiled this month despite repeated attempts to block the minimalist design by famed American architect Richard Meier.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.