By L. Richardson jr
The first such dictionary when you consider that that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, A New Topographical Dictionary of historical Rome defines and describes the recognized structures and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical positive factors, of old Rome. It presents a concise historical past of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of vital old and glossy assets.
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1) in the Campus Martius; this was destroyed in the fire of Nero in a . d . 64 (Cass. 2 3 -2 4 ). Unfortunately, we have no in formation about its arrangements. All that can be said is that it seems to have been used almost exclu sively for gladiatorial shows and hunts. A second amphitheater begun by Caligula next to the Saepta Iulia was unfinished at his death, and the work was abandoned by Claudius (Suetonius, Calig. 21), and one built by Nero in a . d . 5 7 was of wood and evi dently not intended to be permanent (Tacitus, Ann.
M . Colini), 68 (1940): 2 2 8 - 2 9 (A. M . 2 8 -3 0 ; Lugli 1975, 2 8 5 - 8 7 ; B u llC om 87 (1 9 8 0 -8 1 ): 5 7 -7 3 (E. La Rocca); E. La Rocca, A m azzo n o m a ch ia : L e sculture fron ton ali d el tem pio d i A p o llo S osian o (Rome 1985); B u llC om 90 (1985): 3 6 3 - 6 8 (P. Virgili). 2 2 3 3 = ILS 4 1 8 2 ; cf. 2 9 9 6 7 ). If the inscription was found more or less in situ, as it seems to have been, there is no way of telling how the area got its name. Apollo Caelispex: a monument mentioned only in the regionary catalogues, listed in Regio X I between the Porta Trigemina and Hercules Olivarius, so prob ably in the Forum Boarium in the area between the circus brook and the Cloaca.
The verb used is disturbare, which suggests demolition, and it may be that Calig ula intended to route the aqueduct around his am phitheater, which would locate the latter near the northeast corner of the Saepta. Amphitheatrum Castrense (Figs. ) near the church of S. Croce in Gerusalemme, later included in the fortifications of Aurelian, at which time the arcades of about one-third of the outer cir cumference were walled up. 8 0 m, built entirely of brick-faced concrete. It originally consisted of three storeys on the exterior, and drawings of the sixteenth century still show these, but today the top storey and all but a very small part of the middle one have disappeared.