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an imperial property in Region I (Not. Cur.), represented on a fragment (3) of the Marble Plan, and situated without much doubt on the east side of the via Appia, opposite the baths of Caracalla (Jord. ii. 107-108, 512). Different explanations of this name have been given, but no certainty attaches to any of them (Pr. Reg. I 5; HJ 205; Gilb. iii. 350).1

1 I see no reason against accepting Hiulsen's explanation, that here the Emperor changed into his travelling carriage, the adjacent AREA CARRUCES (q.v.) serving the same purpose for private travellers. Driving was of course forbidden in the city: and mutatio is the regular name for a post station.

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