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Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, HERCULES VICTOR (INVICTUS), AEDES (search)
cit.) does not mention the fact (Altm. cit.). of the plan and fragments (Vat. Lat. 3439, f. 32; De Rossi, Ann. d. Inst. 1854, pl. 3 ; Altm. 33-36), shows a structure not unlike the existing round temple which is the church of S. Maria del Sole. This temple stood just north of the Piazza di Bocca della Verita, between it and the Piazza dei Cerchi, north-west of the probable site of the ara Maxima (DAP 2. vi. 241, 242 sq.). The discovery of the gilded bronze statue of Hercules, of the second century A.D. (HF 1005 ; Cons. 282), 258 caused it to be identified with the aedes rotunda of Livy, an identification assisted by the further discovery in the immediate vicinity of a series of dedicatory inscriptions to Hercules Invictus (CIL vi. 312-319). These inscriptions, however, might belong to the ARA MAXIMA (q.v.). The relations, topographical and historical, between the different shrines of Hercules in and near the forum Boarium, are by no means clear, and the problems involved have
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, HORREA AGRIPPIANA (search)
r up on the side of the hill: while at the level of and behind the horrea may be seen scanty traces of a Republican house (traces of wall decoration with stucco and seashells) and a cistern or quarry cut in the rock, with a shaft leading down into it from the level of the clivus Victoriae. The trapezoidal court has at a later date been filled with buildings of various periods. First of all brick pillars were built to support awnings; the chapel containing the statue was erected in the second century A.D.; the rest are still later. The back wall on the north-east side, originally of opus quadratum, was reconstructed in brickwork by Domitian when he erected the building known as the templum Divi Augusti; and the triangular space between served to conceal the divergent orientation which he introduced into the latter, the horrea having been constructed on the same orientation as the domus Tiberiana. (HC 192 ; Mitt. 1905, 84; 1925, 213, 214; BC 1911, 58-172; 1914,25-33; YW 1915, 1-2; RE
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, HORTI ACILIORUM (search)
HORTI ACILIORUM gardens on the Pincian hill which belonged to the Acilii Glabriones in the second century A.D. (CIL vi. 623); their exact limits are not known, but the remains that have been found are held to indicate that they may have extended from the Trinita de' Monti ' beyond the slopes of the hill into the Villa Borghese, and on the east as far as the Porta Pinciana' (LS ii. 131; iii. 101-3; iv. 14; BC 1891, 132-155; 1914, 376; LR 421-429; NA 1904 (May I); HJ 446; P1. 481-482). These horti belonged to the gens Pincia in the fourth century, and then to Anicia Faltonia Proba and her husband Petronius Probus (CIL vi. I 75 I) Cf. also ib. 754 ; an inscription set up to her as' Amnios Pincios Aniciosque decoranti ': see Mitt. 1889, 269; 1892, 314. but became imperial property afterwards (cf. DOMUS PINCIANA). They were enclosed on the north, west and east by supporting walls, built along the slope of the hill (Homo, Aurelien 240 ff.) ; the wall on the east and north was incorpora
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, ISIS (search)
d on the Haterii relief (Mon. d. Inst. v. pi. 7) is an arch with the inscription ARCUS AD ISIS (q.v.). This arch is evidently on the via Labicana. From this evidence it is clear that a temple of Isis and Serapis stood in Region III, near the via Labicana, important enough to give its name to the region. It was also called Isium, and was built or restored by some Metellus. There is no indication of the date, but it was probably after the beginning of the empire, and perhaps as late as the second century. In the time of Constantine the name continued (Not. Reg. III). The name of this Isis appears on one inscription that was found in the via Labicana near the baths of Trajan (CIL vi. 30915; Isidi Lydiae educatrici valvas cum Anubi et ara Mucianus Aug. lib. proc.; PT 134). The temple was in the south-east part of the region, but its exact site is difficult to determine, for architectural and sculptural remains which may well have belonged to such a shrine have been found scattered over a c
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, LUCUS FURRINAE (search)
all deduce, probably rests on a mere similarity of name. There was also a shrine of Furrina not far from Arpinum (Cic. ad Q.F. cit.: ab eo ponticulo qui est ad Furinae, Satricum versus, where Satricum is not the better known city in Latium, but another in the Volscian territory). The inscription cited ap. Gauckler 19 runs as follows:*dii\ *kerauni/w| )/artemis h( kai\ *sidwni/a kupri/a e)c e)pitagh=s a)ne/qhken kai\ nunfe\s (sic)*forri/nes (sic). It belongs to the latter half of the second century A.D., and shows that while the old cult of Furrina was not entirely forgotten, another worship, that of Zeus Keraunios or Juppiter Ammon, had been superimposed upon it. CIL vi. 422, which no doubt came from this same site, is a dedication 'Iovi optimo maximo Heliopolitano Augusto, genio Forinarum et cultoribus huius loci,' belonging to the Antonine or Severan period; and to this time belongs the establishment here of the cult of IUPPITER HELIOPOLITANUS (q.v. for further history of the site
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, MINERVA CAPTA (MINERVIUM) (search)
itur in tabernola), where Minervium undoubtedly is this shrine, which is therefore to be located on the northern part of the Caelius, the Caeliolus, probably very near the present church of the SS. Quattro Coronati (Gilb. ii. 33-34). This also corresponds with a possible indication of the Haterii relief, where a statue of Minerva is seen through the arcus ad Isis (Mon. d. Inst. v. 7 ; Ann. d. Inst. 1849, 377). If this is accepted as evidence, it shows that the shrine was standing in the second century. An inscription (CIL vi. 524) found on the Caelian may also refer to it, and a statue of Minerva in alabaster found near SS. Quattro Coronati, now in the Museo delle Terme, is attributed to it (NS 1926, 61). Ovid gives four explanations (Fast. iii. 839-848) of the epithet Capta, of which only one has any probability (843-844: an quia perdomitis ad nos captiva Faliscis I venit ? et hoc ipsum littera prisca docet). If this be true, the shrine was erected after the destruction of Falerii in
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, MURUS SERII TULLII (search)
cted of voussoirs of cappellaccio (NS 1886, 274; cf. AJA 1918, 175-176). Its left (south- east) side joined a wall of the same material, which ran into the hill. A paved road passed through it, which was taken to be the CLIVUS PUBLICIUS (q.v.), but it had been blocked up by a wall in opus reticulatum. Borsari (BC 1888, 21) maintained that it was the PORTA TRIGEMINA (q.v.), but it is most improbable that the road passing through it would have been blocked up at so early a period as the second century A.D. Nor, as Hulsen points out (Mitt. 1889, 260), does its position suit what we know of the line of the Servian wall. Frank (AJA cit.) attributed it to the wall of the ' City of the four regions,' omitting the Aventine; but later, apparently forgetting the information he had obtained from Lanciani (who stated that, as far as he could remember, the material was cappellaccio), he assumed that the material was Fidenae tufa, which is full of scoriae, and that it belonged to the Palatine wall
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, PISCINA PUBLICA (search)
. ii. 106-107; HJ 183-184). Near it was the headquarters of the lanii piscinenses (CIL vi. 167; cf. Plautus, Pseud. 326-328). This pool later gave its name to the vicus piscinae Publicae (CIL vi. 975; Amm. Marcell. xvii. 4. 14), which led from the south end of the circus Maximus across the depression on the Aventine to the porta Raudusculana. The piscina itself was probably fed by local springs, not by the aqua Appia (LA 234-245 ; cf. Jord. i. I. 447, 458), and had ceased to exist in the second century (Fest. 213), but the name clung to the locality (cf. ad piscinam publicam Hippolyt. philos. ix. 12, p. 552; cf. BC 1914, 353), and it was popularly given to Region XII of the city of Augustus. This region was bounded on the north-east by the via Appia, on the south-east by a line extending from the junction of the via Appia and the vicus Sulpicius to the porta Raudusculana, on the south by the line of the Aurelian wall, and on the west and north-west by the vicus portae Raudusculanae an
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, PORTICUS (search)
siness purposes, but during the empire they were intended primarily to provide places for walking and lounging that should be sheltered from sun and wind. For this reason the intercolumnar spaces were sometimes filled with glass or hedges of box. Within the porticus or the apartments connected with them, were collections of statuary, paintings, and works of art, as well as shops and bazaars. A porticus took its name from its builder, its purpose, the structure to which it was attached or of which it formed a part, or sometimes from some famous statue or painting preserved within it (e.g. PORTICUS ARGONAUTARUM). The campus Martius was particularly well adapted to the development of the porticus, and by the second century there were upwards of twelve in Region IX, some of them of great size, and it was possible to walk from the forum of Trajan to the pons Aelius under a continuous shelter (Vitr. i. 3. I ; v. 9. 1-5; Ann. d. Inst. 1883, 5-22; DS iv. 586; LR 447; Lanciani, Anc. Rome, 94).
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, PORTICUS MINUCIA (search)
o Servius Tullius preserved in the Chronograph (p. 144: hic votum fecit ut quotquot annos regnasset tot ostia ad frumentum publicum constitueret), and a lead tessera (Rostowzew, Sylloge No. 336; Klio, Suppl. iii. 21-22) with Minucia on the reverse side, show that the porticus Minucia was divided into 45 ostia or sections, in which definite groups of people received their doles in definite days in the month. The officials of this department are mentioned in three other inscriptions of the second century (CIL xi. 5669: proc. Aug. ad Minuciam; vi. 1648: proc. Mini(ciae); iii. 249: proc. Min(uciae) ), and perhaps in two more (vi. 1408: cur. Min(uciae); xi. 4182: prae(fectus ?) Minicia). Beginning with the time of Severus the name of the porticus appears in inscriptions of officials of the water department (v. 7783: curator aquarum et Minuciae; vi. 1532: cur. aquar. et Miniciae; x. 4752:consulari aquarum et Minuciae; xiv. 3902: curator aquarum et Miniciae; NS 19O1, 129-131; cf. Mommsen, St
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