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 p146  Curia Pompei

Article on p146 of

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

Curia Pompei: a hall in the Porticus Pompei (q.v.), probably one of its exedrae (Plut. Brut. 14; Plin. NH XXXV.59), where the senate sometimes met (Gell. XIV.7.7; Asc. in Mil. 67; Cass. Dio XLIV.16), and where Caesar was murdered (Cic. de div. II.23; Nic. Damasc. Caes. 23; Liv. Ep. 116; Suet. Caes. 80, 81 (c. Pompeiana); Plut. Caes. 66; App. B. C. II.111, 116; Eutrop. vi.25). The statue of Pompeius that stood in the exedra was removed by Augustus, who walled up the curia as a locus sceleratus (Suet. Caes. 88; Aug. 31; Cass. Dio XLVII.19; for a theory that this curia projected from the south-east corner of the porticus and is represented on frg. 140 of the Marble Plan, see Mél. 1908, 225‑228; and for arguments against this, BC 1918, 144‑151).

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