By L. Richardson jr

The first such dictionary because that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, A New Topographical Dictionary of historic Rome defines and describes the identified constructions and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical gains, of historic Rome. It presents a concise background of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of vital historic and glossy assets.

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A. G ell. 2 ): sacellu m est locus parvus d eo sacratus cum ara; that seems to need no further definition. A sacrarium is defined by Ulpian (Dig. 9): sacrarium est locus in q u o sacra reponuntur, q u o d etiam in aed ificio priv ato esse p otest; however, in the very an­ cient sacrarium of Ops in the Regia there were sac­ rifices offered. A curia is defined by Varro (Ling. 155) as a place u bi curarent sacerd otes res divinas, ut curiae veteres. This must have been an established templum, as the refusal of seven of the curiae to al­ low exauguration shows.

Later assignment to individuals became common. 3 2 0 9 9 —3 2 2 4 8 ; B u llC om 8 [1880]: 2 3 6 —82 [R. Lanciani]). Inscriptions in erasures of older inscriptions are common. The podium was separated from the maenianum primum by a balteu s or p raecin ctio. The maenianum primum had about twenty rows of seats, and the maenianum secundum had about sixteen, divided between a m aen ian u m superius and a m aenianum inferius. These were further divided into wedges (cunei) by stairs leading down from entrances (vom ito­ ria) at mid-maenianum and at the top.

8 [236]) along with the three stone theaters. ). It probably stood east of Via Lata near the south end of Piazza SS. Apostoli. Anaglypha Traiani: see Plutei Traiani. Anio N ovus: the highest of all the aqueducts of Rome, begun in a . d . 1 2 5 6 = IL S 218). The water was originally taken directly from the Anio River at the fortysecond milestone of the Via Sublacensis (Frontinus, Aq. 15), so it was apt to be cloudy in winter and even after summer showers. Trajan therefore ordered extension to a lake above N ero’s Villa Sublacensis Frontinus, A q.

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