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probably an institution (paedagogium) for the training of imperial pages, mentioned in Reg. in Region II and on several inscriptions (CIL v. 1039; vi. 1052, 8982-8987), that may have been named from some monument belonging to it or in the immediate neighbourhood. It is quite probable that there was also a street named from it, the vicus Capitis Africae, running probably from the south-east end of the Colosseum to the Macellum Magnum, the present church of S. Stefano Rotondo, along the east side of the temple of Claudius. The name was preserved by the churches of S. Agatha and S. Stephanus in caput Africae (HCh 165, 475), the latter of which existed till the fifteenth century (LPD ii. 45; DE i. 350-351 ; Ann. d. Inst. 1882, 191-220 ; HJ 238-239).

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