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an office of the scribae, praecones and librarii of the curule aediles which was erected on the site of an earlier one by Bebryx Aug. lib. Drusianus and A. Fabius Xanthus (hence the modern name Schola Xanthi) during the principate of Tiberius, and restored by a certain C. Avilius Licinius Trosius in the early part of the third century. This is known from the double inscription (CIL vi. 103=30692; Mitt. 1888, 208-232), which is repeated on the inside and outside of the epistyle of a small but beautiful building that was excavated in 1539 (LS ii. 185-186) between the arches of Tiberius and Septimius Severus, and shortly afterwards destroyed. During the excavations of 1900-1902 there were found on the site of this earlier discovery, in front of the row of chambers that support the clivus Capitolinus, the remains of a room of trapezoidal shape, with a pavement of white marble. A marble seat encircled three sides of the chamber and in the middle of the north wall is a door from which a flight of steps led up to the level of the clivus Capitolinus. There were also marks of posts or columns on the pavement. The concrete of this building dates from 14-16 A.D. (AJA 1912, 398), and corresponds with the indication of the inscription, while the ruins agree with the accounts of the first discovery. It is therefore generally assumed that this is the schola or office of the aediles' clerks (Jord. i. 2. 367; Mitt. 1902, 12-13; BC 1903, 164; Gilb. iii. 161-162; Thedenat 162, 265; HC 69-70; DR 385-387; RE Suppl. iv. 500-501).

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