HORTI CAESARIS (2)
the gardens of Julius Caesar, on the right bank of
the Tiber (Hor. Sat. i. 9
. 18). Their exact limits are unknown, but they
extended from a point near the porta Portuensis southwards along the
via Portuensis, and contained the temple of FORS FORTUNA
was one mile from the gate (Tac. Ann. ii. 41
; Plut. Brut. 20; HJ 643;
RE iii. 1297
). Caesar entertained Cleopatra in these gardens in 44 B.C.
(Cic. ad Att. xv. 5
. 2), and left them by will to the Roman people (Cic.
Phil. ii. 009
; Suet. Caes. 83; Appian, BC ii. 143
; Cass. Dio xliv. 35
For remains of works of art and buildings found within the area of these
gardens, cf. Ann. d. Inst. 1860, 415-450
; BC 1884, 25-30
; 1887, 90-95
Mitt. 1890, 149
; 1892, 331
; PT 181.