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ROSTRA AUGUSTI the rostra of the imperial period, situated at the north- west end of the forum. Caesar had decided on their removal, but his definite plan seems not to have been carried out, or at least the dedication not to have taken place until after 42 B.C. (Cass. Dio xliii. 49; cf. Diod. xii. 26; Ascon. ad Mil. 12). p. 37, § 3, of Kiessling and Scholl's edition. If we consider the point at which Caesar's body was burnt, it will seem natural that Mark Antony's oration should have been delivered at the opposite end of the forum (cf. Senec. Dial. iii. I. 3: a rostris usque ad arcum Fabianum to express the whole length of the forum). Augustus completed them (Pomponius, Dig. i. 2. 2) and he is represented seated on the rostra in a coin (Cohen, Aug. 529 =BM. Aug. 115=HC p. 75, fig. 32). A funeral oration in honour of Augustus was delivered from this rostra by Drusus (Suet. Aug. 100, where it is called vetera in contradistinction to the Rostra aedis divi lulii). Cassius Dio desc