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By L. Richardson Jr.

The 1st such dictionary considering that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, a brand new Topographical Dictionary of old Rome defines and describes the identified constructions and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical good points, of historical Rome. It presents a concise historical past of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of important old and sleek assets.

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1 2 4 3 , cf. 4 0 7 9 , 4 0 8 0 , 4 0 8 3 , 40 8 4 ). A branch of the Anio Vetus, the Specus Octavianus, inside the second milestone from the city, took part of its water to the Horti Asiniani, near the Via Nova (Frontinus, A q. 21), but the location of this property is quite uncertain. Frontinus, A q. 6 6 , 67, 80, 9 0 - 9 2 , 125; Van Deman 2 9 —6 6 ; Ashby 1935, 5 4 - 8 7 ; Pace 1 2 1 -2 4 . Antoninus, Templum: see M arcus, Divus, Templum. Antoninus et Faustina, Templum (Fig. ) in honor of his deified wife, who died in a .

Frontinus found its intake to be 4 ,3 9 8 quinariae {Aq. 6 6 ), but it tended to be turbid, being taken from the river, so in his reforms it was restricted to use in watering gar­ dens and the meaner services of the city (Frontinus, A q. 92). It was repaired by Q. C . (Frontinus, A q. C . (Frontinus, A q. 9), and by Au­ gustus in 1 1 -4 b . c . (Frontinus, A q. 1 2 5 ). 1 2 4 3 , cf. 4 0 7 9 , 4 0 8 0 , 4 0 8 3 , 40 8 4 ). A branch of the Anio Vetus, the Specus Octavianus, inside the second milestone from the city, took part of its water to the Horti Asiniani, near the Via Nova (Frontinus, A q.

The Sibylline Books were con­ sulted, and the following year an embassy was sent to Epidaurus to bring the worship of the god Aescu­ lapius to Rome. During the embassy’s visit to the sanctuary a sacred serpent of great size is said to have made its way to the Roman ship and coiled up in the quarters of the leader of the embassy, Q. Ogulnius. On the arrival of the ship at Rome, the serpent aban­ doned the ship and swam to the Tiber island. Taking this as an omen, the Romans built the Temple of Aes­ culapius there and dedicated it on 1 January, the same day as the dedication of the later Temple of Vediovis on the island (Ovid, Fast.

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