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ATRIUM MAENIUM

a building which, together with the atrium Titium and four tabernae, standing in lautumiis (q.v.), were bought by the elder Cato in order that he might erect his basilica on their site (Liv. xxxix. 44). The Pseudo-Asconius (Cic. Div. in Verr. 16), in telling the same story, calls this atrium a domus, but this is probably an error. It was rather a hall or office (Jord. i. 2. 344-5; FUR p. 29).

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