the house of Romulus on the south-west
corner of the
Palatine hill, near the top of the scalae Caci, represented
by a hut of
straw with a thatched roof, that was regarded with great
and restored, whenever injured by fire, in the same style
(Dionys. i. 79
Plut. Rom. 20; Cass. Dio xlviii. 43
; liv. 29
; JRS 1914,
105). No exact identification with any existing remains is
perhaps the same as the tugurium Faustuli that is
mentioned once (Solin.
), and was preserved at least to the fourth century
(Not. Reg. X;
Hieron. praef. in libr. Didymi de Spiritu Sancto ii. 105
An ' aedes Romuli ' occurs in the list of the Argei (Varro
quinticeps apud aedem Romuli
), which evidently stood in
to the casa, and it has been conjectured that the casa may
within the aedes. Another casa Romuli, probably a replica
of the first,
stood on the Capitoline hill, perhaps in the area Capitolina
(Vitr. ii. 1
Sen. Contr. ii. 1
. 4; Conon, Narr. 48, where it is called
Καλύβητις . . .
γνώρισμα τῆς φαυστύλου διαίτης ἥν ἐκ φορυτῶν καὶ
), but we know nothing
of this after the year
78 A.D. (dipl. mil. a. 78, Rom.-Germ. Centralmuseum v.
; Jord. i. 2
Rodocanachi, Capitole 44; HJ 39; RE iii. 1633
, vi. 2091).
, with which one view identifies it; DAP 2. xii.