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the name sometimes applied at the beginning of the Renaissance (cf. Bufalini's plan; DAP 2. viii. 386) to the pyramidal monument between the mausoleum of Hadrian and the Vatican, which was more frequently called META ROMULI (q.v.). The ascription to Scipio was due to a scholion (Acron. in Hor. Epod. 9. 25): cum adversus Romanos denuo rebellarent consulto oraculo responsum est: ut sepulcrum Scipioni fieret quod Carthaginem respiceret. tunc levati cineres eius sunt de pyramide in Vaticano constituta et humati in portu Carthaginem respiciente. There is, of course, no ground for this identification.

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