By L. Richardson jr
The first such dictionary considering that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, A New Topographical Dictionary of old 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 background of every, with measurements, dates, and citations of important historic and smooth assets.
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It is listed in the regionary catalogues in Regio III and said to have eighty-seven thousand loca. Modern estimates of its capacity put the maximum seating at no more than forty-five thousand. It is the most impressive ruin in Rome, massive and awe-inspiring in its proportions and the size of the blocks of the travertine of the façade, while in the interior it has a remarkably light construction of concrete in which the stone of the caem en ta is graded according to the thrust it must bear and deliver, as in the dome of the Pantheon.
Sebastiano (Porta Appia) and the Via Ostiensis about a kilometer outside Porta S. Pa olo (Porta Ostiensis). It was always a considerable stream fed by numerous springs and an important tributary of the Tiber. In it, at the point where it emptied into the Tiber, the image of the Magna M a ter, her carpentum , and her sacred implements were bathed annually on 2 7 M arch, the anniversary of her arrival in Rome. At this point the image had been transferred from ship to carpentum (Ovid, Fast. 1 —2 ; Amm.
These were of masonry, and two have left clear prints on the wall, but, because for their installation some of the windows in the exterior wall had to be bricked up, they must be replacements for earlier wooden stairs or ladders. No spectators are shown on the roof of the colonnade on the coins, but accommo dations for these may have been added later. The arena itself is an ellipse, the long axis 86 m long, the short axis 5 4 m. It was floored largely with wood, sections of which could be removed for spe cial effects.