By L. Richardson Jr.
The 1st such dictionary in view that that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, a brand new Topographical Dictionary of old Rome defines and describes the recognized structures and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical beneficial properties, of old Rome. It offers a concise historical past of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of vital old and glossy resources.
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A. Abr. 22 6 8 ). It was damaged in the earthquakes of 442 (Paul. , Hist. R om . 3 2 0 9 2 , 3 2 1 8 8 -8 9 ). 3 2 0 9 4 = IL S 5 6 3 5 ), for the venationes still being held there in 523 (Cassiodorus, Var. 42). 26). The destruction of the amphitheater seems to have begun with the earthquake during the time of Pope Leo IV (ca. 847). Its ruins were apparently then used as a shelter for a considerable community and plun dered for building material. By the fourteenth cen tury it had been reduced to more or less the state in which we see the exterior today; van Heemskerck’s drawings (1: fol.
1). Dur ing the fire of Nero the fire, having been stopped on the sixth day at the foot of the Esquiline, broke out for a second time in the property of Tigillinus in the Aemiliana and burned in the level parts of the city with great loss of porticoes and temples (Tacitus, Ann. 40). ) from the Porta Fontinalis on the shoulder of the Capitoline to the Altar of Mars, the latter probably just north of the north transept of the church of the Gesu. 7150), and derive its name from the Pons Aemilius, or properties owned by Aemilii (cf.
64 (Cass. 2). 8 ) along with the three stone theaters. ). It probably stood east of Via Lata near the south end of Piazza SS. Apostoli. Anaglypha Traiani: see Plutei Traiani. Anio N ovus: the highest of all the aqueducts of Rome, begun in a . d . 1 2 5 6 = IL S 218). The water was originally taken directly from the Anio River at the fortysecond milestone of the Via Sublacensis (Frontinus, Aq. 15), so it was apt to be cloudy in winter and even after summer showers. Trajan therefore ordered extension to a lake above N ero’s Villa Sublacensis Frontinus, A q.
A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome by L. Richardson Jr.