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p39 Three different arches:

Articles on p39 of

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


Arcus Drusi: erected by the senate some time after 9 B.C. in honour of the elder Drusus (Suet. Claud. 1; HJ 216).a It was of marble, adorned with trophies, and stood on the via Appia, probably a little north of its junction with the via Latina. It seems to have given its name to the Vicus Drusianus (q.v.), and is probably the arcus Recordationis of the Einsiedeln Itinerary (11.3; 13.24; cf. Mon. L. I.515; DAP 2.ix.416). See also Aqua Drusia.

Arcus Drusi: erected in honour of the younger Drusus after his death in 23 A.D., if the statement in Tacitus (Ann. IV.9; cf. II.83) be correct. Possibly it stood at the north end of the Rostra, as the arch of Tiberius stood at the south.

Arcus Drusi et Germanici: two arches erected in 19 A.D. in honour of Drusus and Germanicus on each side of the temple of Mars Ultor in the Forum Augustum (Tac. Ann. II.64; CIL VI.911 = 31199; cf. 912 = 31200).


Thayer's Note:

a Cass. Dio LV.2.3.


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