A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome by L. Richardson Jr.

By L. Richardson Jr.

The 1st such dictionary on account that that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, a brand new Topographical Dictionary of historical Rome defines and describes the recognized structures and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical gains, of historical Rome. It offers a concise background of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of vital old and smooth resources.

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Finally, a lucus might be a grove adjoining a temple and part of its precinct, as the Lucus Iunonis Lucinae seems to have been, or a grove without a temple building but dedicated to a particular divinity, such as the Lucus Streniae. But it was especially an extraurban sanctuary, either in the near neighborhood, such as the Lucus Furrinae, or at a considerable distance, such as the Lucus Feroniae and the Grove of the Arval Bre­ thren. PBSR 5 2 (1984): 3 - 2 0 (F. Castagnoli). 4, 30), presumably the place where were kept the silver and ivory cars in which the exu viae (symbols) of the gods were borne to public games (cf.

Cyclopis: listed in Regio II by the regionary catalogues, presumably a grotto or nymphaeum, perhaps embellished with sculptures of Ulysses and Polyphemus like those of Castel Gandolfo and Sperlonga (cf. v. “Alba Longa,” “Sperlonga” ). 2 2 2 6 = ILS 6077). Figure 6 Tem ple o f A pollo (M edicu s, Sosianus), R estored Plan Showing Aphrodision: mentioned only once, among the por­ A ctual Rem ains 406 and 1 6 2 -6 9 nos. 1115, 1137, 1138, 1148, 1152, 1168, 1195). The temple was raised on a lofty podium faced with blocks of peperino finished with moldings at base and crown, with a stair extending across the whole front.

Festus 5 0 0 -5 0 1 L ). It was also called the Tensarium and later, apparently after the removal of the car of Ju ­ piter to the Circus Maximus (cf. Suetonius, Vesp. 6), Tensarium Vetus. Aedicula: see Aedes. ), which would put it in the southern part of the regio and suggests that it was compital. Remains of it may have been a barrelvaulted chamber discovered in 1924 at the juncture of Via delle Vergini and Via dell’Umilta. B u llC om 53 (1925): 2 7 2 -7 3 (E. Gatti). perpetual memory of the heinousness of his crime.

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