(Iuv. i. 170: experiar quid concedatur in illos quorum Flaminia
tegitur cinis atque Latina), which, like the via Appia, ran in a straight
line for the first ii miles. Liv. ii. 39 uses it, in speaking of Coriolanus,
only as a geographical description; for it was not in existence so early.
Its history is unknown, but its straightness of line shows that it was
not a primitive road but an artificial military highway; and it was
probably constructed after the pass of Algidus had been secured in
389 B.C.; and it must have run at least as early as 334 B.C. as far as Cales
(Liv. x. 36).
It was joined at three different points by the via Labicana or by
branches. Strabo v. 3. 9, p. 237, shows that the via Latina was in his
time regarded as the principal road, and indeed he classes it with the
Appia and Valeria as among the most famous; but in later times the
easier line taken by the via Labicana may have commended it to travellers,
though the Latina was kept up also (for a milestone of Maxentiu
bera dedicated, 109
484of Castor dedicated, 102
466Aedes of Semo Sancus dedicated, 469.
456Part of Aventine given to Plebs, 67.
445Lacus Curtius (?), 310.
439Conlumna Minucia, 133.
435Villa Publica built, 581.
433Temple of Apollo vowed, 5.
430of Apollo dedicated, 15.
395of Mater Matuta restored, 330.
392of Juno Regina on Aventine dedicated, 290.
390The Gallic fire: debris in Comitium, 135, 451;
Regia burnt, 441;
Templ of Vesta burnt, 557.
Ara Aii Locutii dedicated by Senate, 3.
389(after). Via Latina, 564.
388Area Capitolina enlarged, 48.
Temple of Mars on Via Appia, 328.
384Patrians forbidden to dwell on Arx or Capitol, 54, 97.
378Fortifications of Palatine, 376.
377-353The 'Servian ' walls rebuilt, 353.
375Temple of Juno Lucina, 288.
367of Concord vowed, 138.
344Camills builds Temple of Juno Moneta, 54, 289.
338Columna Maenia, 131.
(after). The Rostra decorated with prows, 450.
329First carceres in Circus Maximus, 114.
325Templ of uirins vowed, 438.