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AUREA, DOMUS * a huge palace built by Nero after the fire of 64 A.D. It took the place of the DOMUS TRANSITORIA (q.v.), and its grounds extended from the Palatine to the Esquiline, the central point being an artificial lake (stagnum) in the valley later occupied by the Colosseum (Suet. Nero, 31, whose description of it is worth quoting in full: Vestibulum eius fuit, in quo colossus cxx pedum staret ipsius effigie; tanta laxitas, ut porticus triplices miliarias haberet; item stagnum maris i
e pavement of the Augustan Sacra via has been found under the
steps of the temple of Venus and Rome, we have no knowledge of the
buildings which occupied the site of the vestibule), and this road must
have been closed for ordinary traffic after 64 A.D. We may notice
that the route of Nero's triumph in 68 A.D. did not include it ; and the
arch of Titus was erected at the only possible point on the Velia. That
the vestibule lay in ruins until the construction of the temple of Venus
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