evidently the intersection of the vicus Fabricius
(CIL vi. 975
) and some other street, where there was also a lacus. It
was near the CURIAE NOVAE
(q.v.: Fest. 174), and very probably on the
western slope of the Caelian hill. It is said to have received its name
(Placidus 45, Deuerl.) from the fact that a house was given to
Fabricius at this point ob reciperatos de hostibus captivos
. The Fabricius
referred to is probably the ambassador to Pyrrhus in 278 B.C. (cf. Cic.
Brut. 55). The vicus Fabricii is known only from the Capitoline Base,
where it is the last street in Regio I
(RE vi. 1930
; HJ 201).