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p247 Ara Gentis Juliae

Article on p247 of

Samuel Ball Platner (as completed and revised by Thomas Ashby):
A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome,
London: Oxford University Press, 1929.


Gens Iulia, ara: an altar on the Capitoline, presumably1 in the Area Capitolina (q.v.). Copies of a number of the diplomata of honourably discharged soldiers, belonging to the years after 71 A.D., state that the originals were fastened to this altar (CIL III pp847‑851, Suppl. pp1958, 1959, 2034; DE I.604; Jord. I.2.56), and it is no doubt this altar that is referred to in a fragment of the Acta Fratrum Arvalium of uncertain date (CIL VI.2035, l. 4).


The Authors' Note:

1 A diploma published in JRS 1926, 95‑101, states that the original was 'fixa Romae in Capitolio in basi Pompi[li regis ad] aram gentis Iuliae,' which makes this presumption a certainty.


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