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the gardens of the elder Agrippina, on the right bank of the Tiber, which afterwards (33 A.D.) belonged to Caligula (Sen. de ira iii. 18; Philo Iud. de legat. ad Gaium ii. 572). They occupied the present site of S. Peter's, and extended to the Tiber, from which they were separated by a porticus and terrace. Within them Caligula built the circus Gai et Neronis, and it was probably in these gardens, under the name horti Neronis (Tac. Ann. xv. 39,44; cf. xiv. 14), that the martyrdom of many Christians took place.

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