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p283 Inter duos Lucos

Articles on p283 of

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

Inter duos Lucos (1): a district or street on the Caelian, where the Domus Tetricorum (q.v.) was situated, mentioned only in one passage (Hist. Aug. Trig. Tyr. 25). This probably corresponded pretty closely with the site of the present SS. Quattro Coronati and the space between it and the via S. Stefano Rotondo (HJ 242; Rev. Ét. Anc. XVII. (1914), 213‑214) — unless the domus Tetricorum itself is an invention.

Inter duos Lucos (2): the name sometimes given to the depression, a locus saeptus, between the Capitolium and the Arx, where Romulus is said to have established the asylum, and where the temple of Veiovis was erected (Vitr. IV.8.4; Liv. I.8.5; Dionys. II.15; CIL I2 p233; Vell. I.8.5). It seems to have been quite an open area in Cicero's time (de Div. II.40). Twice only one lucus is spoken of as the site of the asylum (Flor. I.1.9; Schol. Iuv. VIII.273; cf. BC 1905, 211‑214).


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