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p399 Pons Caligulae

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

Pons Caligulae: a foot bridge built by Caligulaa over the temple of Augustus and across the valley between the Palatine and Capitoline, to connect his own palace with the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus (Suet. Cal. 22). This was removed after his death, and nothing is known of its size or appearance (HJ 85; LR 125; Pagan and Christian Rome 101‑102; Mitt. 1893, 264; see Domus Tiberiana).


Thayer's Note:

a Platner does well to make this a small pedestrian bridge — otherwise it would be downright incredible — but even as it is, no actual bridge probably ever existed: see Lanciani, l.c.


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