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Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, COLOSSUS NERONIS (search)
Dio lxv. 15: o(... kolosso(s w)nomasme/nos e)n th=| i(era=| o(dw=| i(dru/qh ). Hulsen (HJ 321) considers i(dru/qh to be a loose translation of refectus est, so that we need not suppose that the statue was actually moved. Dio states that some said it was like Nero and others like Titus. This would seem to indicate that Vespasian merely added rays to the head, which otherwise remained unchanged. It is probably referred to as Palatinus colossus by Mart. viii. 60. Hadrian, perhaps early in 128 A.D. (M61. 1918-1919, 285-294), moved it nearer the Colosseum in order to make room for the temple of Venus and Roma, it is said, without taking it down (Hist. Aug. Hadr. 19). Commodus (Hist. Aug. Com. 17; Cass. Dio lxxii. 22) converted it into a statue of himself as Hercules; but at his death it was restored as the Sun and so remained (Cohen, Comm. 186, 206, 209; Herodian i. 15. 9; Reg. IV). Part of the pedestal which was built by Hadrian still exists, between the Colosseum and the temple of V
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Chronological Index to Dateable Monuments (search)
iberiana, 193; completes Palatine Hippodrome, 163; restores Forum of Augustus, 220; restores Basilica Neptuni, 81; restores Thermae of Agrippa, 518; restores Saepta, 460; medallions on Arch of Constantine, 37; Obelisk of Antinous, 366; builds Athenaeum, 56; Auguratorium, 61. 121Vestibule of Golden House destroyed, 172. Line of Pomerium marked out, 396. Terminal stones of Tiber banks, 538. 126Pantheon rebuilt, 383. 128Colossus of Nero moved, 130. 134Pons Aelius finished, 396. 135Temple of Venus and Rome dedicated, 553. 138-161Reign of Antoninus Pius: perhaps completes Temple of Venus and Rome, 553; restores Temple of Bacchus on Sacra Via, 321: of Aesculapius ?), 2: of Augustus, 62: Colosseum, 6: Graecostadium which had been burnt, 248; part of Circus Maximus collapses, 117; the Antonines build Ustrina, 545: restore House of Vestals, 60. 139Dedi