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Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, BASILICA AEMILIA BASILICA PAULI (search)
a. In 78 B.C., the consul M. Aemilius Lepidus decorated the building (here called basilica Aemilia) with engraved shields or portraits of his ancestors (Plin. NHxxxv. 13), and probably restored it somewhat; for a coin of his son Lepidus, triumvir monetalis about 65 (Babelon i. p. 129, No. 25; BM Rep. i. 450. 3650-3) Restored by Trajan (Babelon, ii p. 573, No. 7). represents it as a two-storied porticus on which shields are hung with the legend M. Lepidus ref(ecta) s(enatus) c(onsulto). In 55 B.C., the aedile L. Aemilius Paullus, brother of the triumvir (RE i. 564), undertook to restore the basilica with money furnished by Caesar from Gaul (Plut. Caes. 29 [where the earlier building is called Fulvia only]; App. BC ii. 26; Cic. ad Att. iv. 16. 14). The theory that Paullus had almost finished the building, when he decided to rebuild entirely and gave out a new contract, does not seem correct (TF 67). The beauty of this restored building is emphasised by Plutarch and Appian. Cicero says
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, CAMPUS MARTIUS (search)
the temple of Apollo which was built in 431 B.C., and the temple of Bellona built in 296 B.C. Between 231 and the battle of Actium at least fifteen other temples were erected, and more during the next century. The construction of the circus Flaminius in 221 B.C. marked an epoch in the history of the southern part of the campus, but there was no public building of any note in the campus Martius proper before the end of the republic, when Pompeius built the first stone theatre in Rome in 55 B.C. Caesar conceived the idea of changing the course of the Tiber by digging a new channel on the west of the Janiculum, and of building over all the plain between that hill and those on the east side of the city (Cic. ad Att. xiii. 33). The river bed was not changed; but Augustus and his coadjutors began the construction of all kinds of public buildings, with the result that, by the time of the Antonines, all of this district except the north-west section, which was still kept open,
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, CIRCUS MAXIMUS (search)
the censors, Q. Fulvius Flaccus and A. Postumius Albinus, added considerably to the equipment of the circus, but owing to the fragmentary condition of the text in Livy (xli. 27. 6), nothing can be made out with certainty except that they restored the carceres, and set up ova, or sets of seven large eggs of wood, with which to record the number of laps run in the races for the benefit of the spectators-an arrangement that became permanent (Varro, RR i. 2. II; Cassiod. Var. iii. 51. 10). In 55 B.C., at the dedication of the temple of Venus Victrix, Pompeius caused twenty elephants to fight in the circus, and they broke down the iron railing with which he had intended to protect the spectators (Plin. NH viii. 20, 21). More effective protection was afforded by the moat or euripus which Caesar constructed in 46 B.C. between the arena and the seats (Plin. loc. cit.; Suet. Caes. 39: circensibus spatio circi ab utraque parte producto et in gyrum euripo addito... venationes editae... quinge
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, PORTICUS POMPEI (search)
PORTICUS POMPEI built in 55 B.C. by Pompeius at the same time as his THEATRE (q.v.), and adjoining its scaena. The purpose of the porticus was to afford shelter for the spectators in case of rain (Vitr. v. 9. 1). It is represented on the Marble Plan (frgs. 30, 110, and p. 22), and was a rectangular court, about 180 metres long and 135 wide, in which were four parallel rows of columns. The central area was laid out as a garden with shady walks (Prop. ii. 32. 11-12) and contained various works of art (Plin. NH xxxv. 59, 114, 126, 132). Among these was a painting of Cadmus and Europa by Antiphilus, which is not to be identified with the representation of Europa which gave its name to the PORTICUS EUROPAE (q.v.) described by Martial, which, A. Reinach maintains (Neapolis ii. 237 sqq.), was a bronze group made by Pythagoras of Rhegium for Tarentum (Cic. Verr. iv. 135; Varro, LL v. 31). The CURIA POMPEI (q.v.) in which Caesar was murdered was probably an exedra in this porticus (Asc. in
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, THEATRUM POMPEI (search)
THEATRUM POMPEI * the first permanent theatre in Rome, built of stone by Pompeius in his second consulship in 55 B.C., and dedicated in that year according to the common version (Asc. in Pis. I; Veil. ii. 48; Chron. Pasch. a. u. c. 697 (foundations laid); Chronica Min. ed. Momms. i. 215; Tac. Ann. xiv. 20; Cass. Dio xxxix. 38, whose story that a freedman of Pompeius furnished the money is to be rejected), when most elaborate games, contests of wild animals, and exhibitions of marvels, were provided (Cic. in Pis. 65; Plin. NH vii. 158; viii. 20; Plut. Pomp. 52). Besides the usual name, theatrum Pompei, it was called theatrum Pompeianum (Plin. cit. xxxiv. 39; xxxvi. 15; Mon. Anc. iv. 9; Suet. Tib. 47; Claud. 21; Tac. Ann. vi. 45; Mart. vi. 9; x. 51. 11; xiv. 29. I, 166. 1; in plural, Flor. 13. 8); theatrum marmoreum (Fast. Amit. ad pr. Id. Aug., CIL i². p. 244); theatrum magnum (Plin. cit. vii. 158); and sometimes simply theatrum (Cic. ad Att. iv. I. 6; Hor. Carm. i. 20. 3; Suet.
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, VENUS VICTRIX, AEDES (search)
h, in order to escape censure for having erected a permanent theatre (see THEATRUM POMPEI), Pompeius built at the top of the central part of the cavea, so that the rows of seats might appear to be the steps leading up to it, and the whole structure be dedicated as a temple and not as a theatre (Tert. de spect. 0o; Tiro ap. Gell. x. I. 7, where the temple is called aedes Victoriae for Veneris Victricis; cf. Mommsen, CIL i. p. 323). The dedication took place in Pompeius' second consulship in 55 B.C. (Plin. NH viii. 20), but the inscription was not put in place until 52 (Gell. loc. cit.). The day of dedication was 12th August (Fast. Allif. Amit. ad prid. Id. Aug., CIL i². p. 217, 244, 324), when Honos et Virtus and Felicitas were joined with Venus, indicating that shrines of these deities stood near that of Venus (cf. Suet. Claud. 21: ludos dedicationis Pom- peiani theatri ... cum prius apud superiores aedes supplicaverat). The temple is mentioned on an inscription (vi. 785), It was fou
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Chronological Index to Dateable Monuments (search)
(?) (Tribunal Aurelium), 540. 69Capitoline Temple re-dedicated, 299. 63Statue on Capitol moved, 49. 62Cicero buys hbuse of Marcus Crassus, 175. Temple of Aesculapius frescoed and rebuilt soon after, 2. Pons Fabricius built, 400. 62-27Pons Cestius, 282, 399. 61(after). Arch of Pompey for victory over Mithradates, 43. 60(ca.). Platform of Temple of Aesculapius on Tiber island decorated, 282. (ca.). Horti Luculliani, 268. 58Shrine of Diana destroyed, 150. 56Fornix Fabianus restored, 211. 55Theatre of Pompey, 515. Porticus of Pompey, 428. Basilica Aemilia restored, 72. Pompey: Temple of Hercules Pompeianus, 255; of Minerva, 343. 54Basilica Julia begun, 78. Cicero restores Temple of Tellus, 5 x. Terminal stones of Tiber banks, 537. Land acquired for Forum Julium, 225. 52Pompey decorates Temple of Venus Victrix in Theatre, 516, 555. Curia burnt and restored, 143. Comitium paved, 136. Basilica Porcia burnt, 82. 51Forum Julium begun, 227. 50-44Rule of Julius Ca