By L. Richardson jr
The first such dictionary considering that that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, A New Topographical Dictionary of historic Rome defines and describes the recognized constructions and monuments, in addition to the geographical and topographical positive aspects, of historical Rome. It offers a concise historical past of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of vital old and sleek assets.
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The columns are monoliths of cipollino with Corinthian capitals and bases of white marble. The entablature in white marble ran down the flanks and probably around the whole building. The frieze is carved with gryphons and scrolls flanking candelabra. The cor nice, fragments of which are still in place, is elabo rate in the Antonine taste. Although the tympanum was dismantled and destroyed, fragments of it and of the lateral antefixes showing female figures carry 12 tents of Septimius Severus’s rise to greatness.
D . 5 7 was of wood and evi dently not intended to be permanent (Tacitus, Ann. 24). None of these buildings seems to have been remarkable for its engineering, and while those in the Campus Martius must have been freestanding and patterned after the theaters of Pompey and Marcellus, there is no suggestion that provisions for theat rical effects were a regular concern. 6 9 -7 2 ) could have been arranged without sophis ticated engineering. Apparently advanced showman ship with elevation of animal cages, artificial land scapes, and multiple surprises does not antedate the Flavian amphitheaters of Puteoli and Rome.
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 .
A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome by L. Richardson jr