By L. Richardson jr

The first such dictionary on account that that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, A New Topographical Dictionary of historical Rome defines and describes the recognized constructions and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical gains, of old Rome. It offers a concise background of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of vital historic and glossy resources.

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M ax. 7 ) and was offered in the Forum Boarium. While such games might have been put on in a theater or circus, their forming regularly a part of funeral games and triumphs argues for an infor­ mal setting. C . Statilius Taurus built the first stone amphitheater (Cass. 1 ; Sueton­ ius, Aug. 5 , Calig. 1) in the Campus Martius; this was destroyed in the fire of Nero in a . d . 64 (Cass. 2 3 -2 4 ). Unfortunately, we have no in­ formation about its arrangements. All that can be said is that it seems to have been used almost exclu­ sively for gladiatorial shows and hunts.

Tog. cand. 8 0 81 [Stangl 6 9 -7 0 ]). It was vowed in 433/2 b . c . in consequence of a plague and dedicated in 431 by the consul C. 7 ). The original dedication day was 13 July, thereafter the occasion of the Ludi Apollinares. The god very early carried the epithet Medicus. Despite variations in the word­ ing of accounts of its location, they all point to a place between Piazza Campitelli and the Theater of Marcellus, where were unearthed substantial re­ mains, especially of the principal façade and east A P O L L O C A E L IS P E X flank.

Remains of it may have been a barrelvaulted chamber discovered in 1924 at the juncture of Via delle Vergini and Via dell’Umilta. B u llC om 53 (1925): 2 7 2 -7 3 (E. 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.

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