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COMMODIANA, DOMUS

a designation of the imperial palaee found onee in extant literature (Hist. Aug. Comm. 12: domus Palatina Commodiana), probably referring to the Domus Augustiana. The term is now sometimes used to denote the additions supposed to have been built by Commodus, but no such additions can be satisfactorily identified; and it is better to suppose that we have to do with a piece of flattery on a par with the change of the name of the month of August (ib. I; HJ 98).

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