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Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, REGIONES QUATTUORDECIM (search)
ound as to successive extensions of the POMERIUM (q.v.) under Claudius, Vespasian and Hadrian; (2) Pliny's description (NH iii. 66-67) of the area of the city in his day-a passage full of difficulty and uncertainty; (3) the customs boundary of the city, marked by cippi, of which five have been found, dating from the time of Commodus (CIL vi. 1016 a, b, c, 8594, 31227) Four of them are marked ABCD in text fig. 4 (p. 394). ; (4) the list of vici on the so-called Capitoline Base, inscribed in 136 A.D. (CIL vi. 975; Jord. ii. 585-598). The line of the Servian wall was not always a boundary between adjacent regions, for while III, IV, VIII, XI appear to have always been limited by that line on the inside, and the same was true of V, VII, IX on the outside, I, II, VI, XII, XIII embraced ground on both sides. Nor did the wall of Aurelian and the Augustan or later outer boundaries everywhere coincide. The following short description of the regions is based on the latest and most generally acc