a street in Region IV
, probably north-east of the
templum Pacis, which evidently derived its name from the shops of
the cobblers (sandaliarii). In this vicus Augustus (Suet. Aug. 57) set
up a statue of APOLLO SANDALIARIUS
(q.v.). It was near the temple of
Tellus (Not. Reg. IV), and may perhaps have coincided with the northern
part of the Via del Colosseo (cf. CLIVUS CUPRIUS). At a later period
it contained most of the book shops of Rome (Galen. de libr. propr.
xix. p. 8, Kuehn; Gell. xviii. 4
. I; cf. Galen. de Paraenet. xiv. p. 620,
625). The name occurs in three inscriptions (CIL vi. 448
, 761 ; BC 1877,
; 1890, 32
; HJ 329). From its ascent the old church of S. Blasius
de Ascesa took its name (HCh 213).