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a tower in the Subura on which the inhabitants of that region, Suburanenses, fastened the tail of the horse which was sacrificed at the October festival in case they were successful in their annual contest with the Sacravienses, a contest that dated from the period in the city's development before that marked by the so-called Servian wall (Fest. 178; Plut. q.R. 97; Wissowa, Ges. Abh. 248, 249). If another statement by Fcstus (131: Mamilia turris intra Suburae regionem a Mamilio nomen accepit) is true, the construction of this tower is perhaps to be connected with the settlement of the Mamilii, the principal family of Tusculum, in this part of the city (cf. the cognomen in C. Mamilius Turrinus, consul 239 B.C., and the plebeian aedile Q. Mamilius Turrinus (Liv. xxviii. I) ). The tower was standing in the imperial period (CIL vi. 33837: M. Octavius M. l. Attalus centonar(ius) a turre Mamilia), but is not mentioned in the Regionary Catalogue (Gilb. ii. 46-47; HJ 330).

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