A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome

A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome

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The first such dictionary since that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, this work defines and describes the known buildings and monuments, as well as the geographical and topographical features, of Ancient Rome. It provides a concise history of each, with measurements, dates, and citations of significant ancient and modern sources. Alphabetically arranged, the entries range from a few words to nearly 2000 lines for a building as important as the Coliseum.It has been thought to be a replacement for the naumachia of Domitian, destroyed by Trajan for material to repair the Circus Maximus (Suetonius, Dom ... CAR l-E, 2 pp. 20-22; QITA 5 (1968): 105-11 (C. Buzzetti). Naumachia Vaticana: see Naumachia Traiani. Navale Inferius: see Navalia ... paraded it through the Forum Romanum to deposit it in the Temple of Saturn and on the Capitol ( Plutarch, Cato Min.

Title:A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome
Author:L. Richardson, jr
Publisher:JHU Press - 1992-10-01


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