previous next


* a conjectural emendation for SUBURA (q.v.) in Festus (348), where Antistius Labeo is quoted as the authority for a list of montes in the SEPTIMONTIUM (q.v.), eight instead of seven. This emendation is based on the existence of a pagus Succusanus, a district which was of course outside the limits of the city in its early stages. This pagus is mentioned in two of our sources-Varro, LL v. 48: sed [ego a] pago potius Succusano dictam (i.e. Suburam) puto. Succusanus nunc scribitur tertia littera c non B. Pagus Succusanus quod succurrit Carinis; Fest. 309: Suburam Verrius 1 a pago Succusano dictam ait ... ita appellatam et regionem urbis et tribum a stativo praesidio quod solitum sit succurrere Esquiliis infestantibus ear partem urbis Gabinis. Those who accept this emendation locate the Sucusa on the Caelian, south-east of the Ceroniae, just inside the porta Caelimontana of the Servian wall (HF i.), and the pagus Succusanus still further east, the district extending north-east from the Lateran. This position of the pagus accords with the statement of Festus but hardly with that of Varro. The whole question of the relation of Subura, Succusa and pagus Succusanus, and the location of the latter is very obscure and has given rise to much discussion.2 See especially Wissowa, Septimontium und Subura, Satura Viadrina, 1-193; CP 1906, 69-80; AJA 1908, 172-183; REi. A. 1018-1019, and the other literature cited in these articles, and under Septimontium.

1 alio libro ' (i.e. in the corrupt passage Fest. 302).

2 Hulsen remarks that the name Suburana, which belongs to one of the four city tribes, is regularly abbreviated suc in inscriptions (CIL vi. 2993 is a forgery, cf. ib. 3613*) and that this shows Sucusana to have been the original form.

3 Reprinted in Ges. Abh. 230-252.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: