(sc. scalae) or Gemonii (sc. gradus). A flight of steps cut out of the Aventine, down which the bodies of criminals
strangled in the prison were dragged, and afterwards thrown into the Tiber (Val. Max. vi. 3,
3). See Carcer, p. 278.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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