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a temple to which there is only one reference in ancient literature (Hist. Aug. Trig. Tyr. 25: Tetricorum domus hodieque extat in monte Caelio inter duos lucos contra Isium Metellinum pulcherrima). The third region in the Regionary Catalogue is called Isis et Serapis, and 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 considerable area of this section, from the via Labicana north to beyond the via Macchiavelli (BC 1875, 245; 1886, 208; 1887, 132-136; 1889, 37-39; NS 1887, 140; 1888, 626; Athenaeum, 1888, 855; Mitt. 1889, 279-280). The most probable site, however, is between S. Clemente and SS. Pietro e Marcellino, near the western end of the latter, where credible authorities state that in 1653 ruins of a temple decorated in Egyptian style were found (for references, see HJ 304, n. 49).1 This point must then have been just inside the boundary of Region III (HJ 304; LR 360; BC 1915, 115-122; DAP 2. xiii. 295-296).

1 See Add. p. xxii (the treatise is probably by G. P. Bellori). The drawings are at Windsor, in the volume marked Bassirilievi Antichi, vi. 60 sqq.-now Inv. 8614, 8617-8622. Cf. Vat. Lat. 9027, f. 96 (Schreiber in Sachsische Berichte, 1885, 123).

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