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NAUMACHIA AUGUSTI the artificial pond constructed by Augustus in 2 B.C. on the right bank of the Tiber, where he celebrated sham naval combats on a great scale in connection with the dedication of the temple of Mars Ultor (Veil. ii. 100; Mon. Anc. iv. 43-44; Suet. Aug. 43; Tac. Ann. xii. 56; Cass. Dio lxvi. 25; Euseb. ad a. Abr. 2014). It was 1800 Roman feet (536 metres) long and 1200 (357) wide (Mon. Anc. loc. cit.), and was supplied with water by the aqua Alsietina, built by Augustus for this purpose (Frontinus, de aq. i. I , 22). Around the naumachia was a grove, nemus Caesarum, laid out by Augustus (Tac. Ann. xiv. 15) in honour of Gaius and Lucius Caesar (Mon. Anc. loc. cit.; Suet. Aug. 43; Cass. Dio lxvi. 25; Kornemann, Mausoleum des Augustus, 4, thinks that the mnhmei=on mentioned here is to be identified with themnh=ma *gaiou= kai\ *louki/ou in which Julia Domna was placed; but see MAUSOLEUM AUGUSTI, SEP. C. ET L. CAESARIS. CIL vi. 31566), and perhaps gardens (cf. Suet. T
CATILINE, DOMUS the only authority for the existence of a house of Catiline on the Palatine is a passage in Suet. de Gramm. 17; M. Verrius Flaeeus transiit in Palatium eum tota schola docuitque in atrio Catulinae domus, quae pars Palatii tunc (before B.C. 4) erat. This passage is often (e.g. in Thes. Ling. Lat. Onomasticon, ii. 277. 35) referred to the house of Catulus (see the next article) ; but it may be argued that the adjeetive of Catulus is Catulianus (Plin. NH xxxiv. 77) just as Catullianus is the adjeetive of Catullus; whereas Catulina is admissible as a form of Catilina. We know nothing of its site; LR I 9 places it ' on the edge of the hill facing the Circus Maximus '; Boni preferred to identify it with the house whieh he diseovered under the so-ealled lararium of the Flavian palaee (JRS 1913, 248; ef. DOMUS AUGUSTIANA, p. 161).
PORTA TIBURTINA a gate in the Aurelian wall (III. 44), by which the VIA TIBURTINA (q.v.) left the city (DMH). In the eighth century it was known as Porta S. Laurentii, because it led to the church of that name (GMU 88; R ii. 406). There seems to be no trace in the present gate of any work by Aurelian, who may have simply restricted himself to flanking with two towers the arch by which the aquae Marcia, Tepula and Iulia crossed the road. This was rebuilt by Augustus in 5 B.C., and also bears inscriptions of Vespasian and Septimius Severus, relating to the aqueducts (CIL vi. 1244-1246). From the bull's head on the keystone of the arch came the name porta Taurina, which we find in the Liber Pontificalis in the lives of Alexander I (LPD i. 127) and Anastasius I (ib. 258) as well as in the Mirabilia (Jord. ii. 319-328); while Magister Gregorius (JRS 1919, 20, 46) gives both porta Tiburtina and porta Aquileia, que nunc Sancti Laurentii dicitur, in his list. The gate was restored by Honor