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a porticus of one hundred columns (Mart. ii. 14. 9; iii. 19. I) represented on a fragment (31) of the Marble Plan as a row of columns on each side of a long wall running along the north side of the porticus Pompei, of which it may have formed a part. It was burned in 247 A.D. (Hier. a. Abr. 2263). For possible remains of this building see LS iii. 123 ; cf. HJ 532; RE vii. 2590. Hiilsen's comparison of it with the so-called Poikile at Hadrian's villa is illuminating. From Martial we learn that the plane grove which surrounded it was adorned with bronze statues of wild beasts (ferae), including that of a bear: the correlative is the locality known as MANSUETAE (q.v.). Cf. Eranos 1923, 49.

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