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The first such dictionary when you consider that that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, A New Topographical Dictionary of historic Rome defines and describes the recognized constructions and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical beneficial properties, of old Rome. It offers a concise historical past of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of important old and smooth resources.

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In 25 0 it was presumably restored by Decius after another fire caused by lightning (Hieron. a. Abr. 22 6 8 ). It was damaged in the earthquakes of 442 (Paul. , Hist. R om . 3 2 0 9 2 , 3 2 1 8 8 -8 9 ). 3 2 0 9 4 = IL S 5 6 3 5 ), for the venationes still being held there in 523 (Cassiodorus, Var. 42). 26). The destruction of the amphitheater seems to have begun with the earthquake during the time of Pope Leo IV (ca. 847). Its ruins were apparently then used as a shelter for a considerable community and plun­ dered for building material.

Gatti). perpetual memory of the heinousness of his crime. The story is told in most detail by Dionysius (Dion. Hal. 1 ; Varro, Ling. 1 5 7 ; Cicero, D om . 101; Val. M ax. 1c). 1 5 ), a place to which Cicero would send to buy a lamb for sacrifice (D iv. 3 9 ). C . C . 6 ). This puts it in the general neighborhood of the church of S. Maria della Consolazione, but one cannot be more precise. Between the Forum Romanum and the Forum Boarium, it would be a natural place for purveyors of sacrificial animals to congregate and may have been designed to accommodate them.

4, 30), presumably the place where were kept the silver and ivory cars in which the exu viae (symbols) of the gods were borne to public games (cf. Festus 5 0 0 -5 0 1 L ). It was also called the Tensarium and later, apparently after the removal of the car of Ju ­ piter to the Circus Maximus (cf. Suetonius, Vesp. 6), Tensarium Vetus. Aedicula: see Aedes. ), which would put it in the southern part of the regio and suggests that it was compital. Remains of it may have been a barrelvaulted chamber discovered in 1924 at the juncture of Via delle Vergini and Via dell’Umilta.

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