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Gĕmōnĭae scalae, or (more freq.)
I.absol., Gemoniae , ārum, f. gemo, cf. "The Bridge of Sighs", steps on the Aventine Hill leading to the Tiber, to which the bodies of executed criminals were dragged by hooks to be thrown into the Tiber: “nemo punitorum non et in Gemonias abjectus uncoque tractus,Suet. Tib. 61: “Gemoniae,id. Vit. 17; id. Tib. 53; 75; Juv. 10, 65; Val. Max. 6, 9, 13; Tac. A. 3, 14; 5, 9; 6, 25; id. H. 3, 74; 85; “in full: Gemoniae scalae,Val. Max. 6, 3, 3.—Called also: gradus Gemi-torii , Plin. 8, 40, 61, § 145.
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