a name that seems to have been used from the fifth or sixth
century for the area between the Curia and the arch of Septimius Severus
(Anom. Vales. 66 in Chron. Min. i. 324
(517 A.D.): venit ad senatum et ad
Palmam populo adlocutus
; Acta S. Restituti AA. SS. May 29, c. 12).
This area had previously been called TRIA FATA
(q.v.), and was undoubtedly identical with the Palma Aurea of Fulgentius (Acta
S. Fulgentii AA. SS. Jan. vol. i. p. 37, c. 13: in loco qui palma aurea
dicitur). The DOMUS PALMATA
(q.v.) has been wrongly placed here
(BC 1887, 64-66
) : see supra, 187 and add.