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Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, CIRCUS MAXIMUS (search)
f the carceres was the box of the magistrate presiding over the games, from which he gave the signal for the start with a mappa (Cassiod. Var. loc. cit.; Suet. Nero 22). At each end of the carceres were towers and battlements suggesting a walled town, and this part of the circus was sometimes called oppidum (Varro, cit.; Fest. 184). The east end of the circus was curved, with a gateway in the centre through which the procession seems to have usually entered at the beginning of the games. In 81 A.D. this gateway was replaced by a triple arch, erected by the senate in honour of Titus and his capture of Jerusalem (CIL vi. 944). It is represented on the Marble Plan (fr. 38). A podium, or raised platform, surrounded the arena. On this were the chairs of high officials, and from it the cavea rose gradually. On the spina were the two obelisks, the eggs and dolphins (see above), and at each end the metae or goals, three cones of gilt bronze (Cassiod. Var. iii. 51. 7). The altar of CONSUS (q.v
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Chronological Index to Dateable Monuments (search)
stores Aqua Marcia, 25, 417. 80Inaugural games in Amphitheatrum Flavium (Colosseum), 6. Great fire of Titus: destroys Capitoline Temple, 300; Porticus of Octavia, 427; and its library, 85; Temple of Isis, 284; Theatrum of Balbus, 513; scaena of Pompey's Theatre, 517; Thermae of Agrippa, 518; Pantheon, 383; Saepta, 460, and Diribitorium, 151; Domus Tiberiana, 192; Basilica Neptuni, 81; Domus Aurea on Palatine, 172, 195. 80-81Arches in Circus Maximus, 45, 119. 81Titus repairs Aqua Claudia, 22, 413. 81-96Reign of Domitian: he restores Temple of Apollo Palatinus, 18, 19; Atrium Vestae, 59; Temple of Augustus, 62, 64, 84, 260; of Castor, 103; Domus Tiberiana, 192; Temple of Isis, 284; of Juppiter Stator (?), 304: Porticus of Octavia, 427; Porticus Vipsania (?), 430; Theatre of Balbus, 513: he builds Aula Adonidis on Palatine (?), 1; Arae incendii Neronis, 30;,/item> several tri
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
occupied in the reconquest of Mona (Anglesea), and the Ordovices (North Wales), the strongholds of the Druids; and the remainder of this year, with the next, was given to making the before-mentioned arrangements for the security of the Roman dominion in the already conquered parts of Britain. The third campaign (A. D. 80) carried him northwards to the Taus, * As to whether the Taus was the Solway Frith or the Frith of Tay, see Chalmers' Caledonia. probably the Solway Frith; and the fourth (A. D. 81) was taken up in fortifying and taking possession of this tract, and advancing as far north as the Friths of Clyde and Forth. In the fifth campaign (A. D. 82), he was engaged in subduing the tribes on the promontory opposite Ireland. In the sixth (A. D. 83), he explored with his fleet and land forces the coast of Fife and Forfar, coming now for the first time into contact with the true Caledonians. They made a night attack on his camp (believed to be at Loch Ore, where ditches and other tra
. FLAVIUS DOMITIANUS AUGUSTUS, was the younger of Vespasian's sons by his first wife Domitilla. He succeeded his elder brother Titus as emperor, and reigned from A. D. 81 to 96. He was born at Rome, on the 24th of October, A. D. 52, the year in which his father was consul designatus. Suetonius relates that Domitian in his youth leinistration of public affairs, although he was invested with the consulship seven times during the reigns of his father and brother. The early death of Titus, in A. D. 81, was in all probability the work of Domitian. Suetonius states that Domitian ordered the sick Titus to be left entirely alone, before he was quite dead; Dio Cass a fever to be put into a vessel filled with snow; and other writers plainly assert, that Titus was poisoned or murdered by Domitian. On the ides of September, A. D. 81, the day on which Titus died, Domitian was proclaimed emperor by the soldiers. During the first years of his reign he continued, indeed, to indulge in strange pa
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Paulus, L. Ve'ttius consul suffectus A. D. 81 with T. Junius Montanus (Fasti).
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Titus Fla'vius Sabi'nus Vespasia'nus Roman emperor, A. D. 79-81, commonly called by his praenomen Titus, was the son of the emperor Vespasianus and his wife Flavia Domitilla. He was born on the 30th of December, A. D. 40, about the time when Caius Caligula was murdered, in a mean house and a small chamber, which were still shown in the time of Suetonius. From his childhood he manifested a good disposition. He was well made, and had an agreeable countenance, but it was remarked that his belly waators : on one day alone five thousand wild animals are said to have been exhibited, a number which we may reasonably suspect to be exaggerated. He also repaired several aqueducts, and paved the road from Rome to Rimini (Ariminum). In the year A. D. 81 Agricola was employed in securing his conquests in Scotland south of the Clyde and the Forth. After presiding at some games, at the close of which he is said to have wept bitterly, though the cause of his sorrow is not stated, Titus went off to
Verrucosus an agnomen of Q. Fabius Maximus [MAXIMUS, No. 4], and of Asinius Pollio, consul A. D. 81. [POLLIO, No. 4.]