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barracks occupied by sailors from the imperial fleet stationed at Misenum, who were detailed for service in the city, especially in the Colosseum and naumachiae (RE iii. 2638; Jord. ii. 116; Hist. Aug. Corn. 15). These barracks were between the thermae Traianae and the via Labicana, where inscriptions relating to them have been found (CIL vi. 1091; IG xiv. 956 B. 15). The name occurs on a fragment (5) of the Marble Plan, and in the Regionary Catalogue in Region II.

It is uncertain whether we should assign to them a long row of small chambers in brickwork of the same size and plan which runs along the north side of the via Labicana between the thermae of Titus and the church of S. Clemente (LF 30; NS 1888, 727; HJ 302). Numerous concrete foundation walls were cut in making a drain from S. Clemente to the Colosseum in 1912-1914, when the mithraeum and the house under the church were successfully freed from water (see Nolan, Basilica of S. Clemente 250, and the series of photographs of the sections of the drain then prepared-for private circulation-a copy of which is in the library of the British School at Rome).

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