the grove that formed a part of the sacred precinct of the
Vestal Virgins. It originally covered the space between the ATRIUM
(q.v.) and the Palatine, along the Nova via (Cic. de div. i. 101),
but was encroached upon by the continual enlargement of the Atrium,
and finally, at a very late period, disappeared entirely (Van Deman,
The Atrium Vestae 9, 11; BC 1905, 208-210
; Mel. 1908, 238-240
HC 206, 208).