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NAUMACHIA AUGUSTI the artificial pond constructed by Augustus in 2 B.C. on the right bank of the Tiber, where he celebrated sham naval combats on a great scale in connection with the dedication of the temple of Mars Ultor (Veil. ii. 100; Mon. Anc. iv. 43-44; Suet. Aug. 43; Tac. Ann. xii. 56; Cass. Dio lxvi. 25; Euseb. ad a. Abr. 2014). It was 1800 Roman feet (536 metres) long and 1200 (357) wide (Mon. Anc. loc. cit.), and was supplied with water by the aqua Alsietina, built by Augustus for this purpose (Frontinus, de aq. i. I , 22). Around the naumachia was a grove, nemus Caesarum, laid out by Augustus (Tac. Ann. xiv. 15) in honour of Gaius and Lucius Caesar (Mon. Anc. loc. cit.; Suet. Aug. 43; Cass. Dio lxvi. 25; Kornemann, Mausoleum des Augustus, 4, thinks that the mnhmei=on mentioned here is to be identified with themnh=ma *gaiou= kai\ *louki/ou in which Julia Domna was placed; but see MAUSOLEUM AUGUSTI, SEP. C. ET L. CAESARIS. CIL vi. 31566), and perhaps gardens (cf. Suet. T