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L. CRASSUS, DOMUS

on the Palatine, near that of Scaurus, with which it seems to have been united at a later period, for the whole property belonged to Caecina Largus in the first century A.D. This house was famous for its six columns of Hymettan marble-the first set up in any private house in Rome-and for six lotos trees that were burned in the fire of Nero when they were more than 180 years old (Plin. NH xvii. 3-6; xxxvi. 7). Because of this magnificence Crassus was called the Palatine Venus.

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