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Collecting the individual prata entries on pp432‑433 of

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

Prata Flaminia: according to Livy (III.54.15; 63.7), an early name of the district immediately to the west of the Capitoline hill, afterwards called Circus Flaminius (q.v.), and thickly covered with public buildings before they spread north into the campus Martius proper. It was evidently equivalent to Campus Flaminius (q.v.), but the derivation of the name, while probably connected with the gens Flaminia, is in dispute (HJ 484‑485; Gilbert III.66‑69).

Prata Mucia: a plot of ground on the right bank of the river that was said to have been given to Mucius Scaevola by the state in recognition on his heroism in the war with Porsenna (Liv. II.13; Fest. 144; Dionys. V.35; de vir. ill. 12). The name was current in Augustus's time, but the location is unknown.

Prata Neronis: see Campus Neronis.

Prata Quinctia: four iugera of land on the right bank of the river, opposite the Navalia (q.v.), that were said to have belonged to L. Quinctius Cincinnatus (Liv. III.13.10; 26.8; Fest. 256; Plin. NH XVIII.20; RhM 1891, 128). Part of this area was probably open during the early empire, as the name was still in use (see also Vaticanus Ager, Vicus Raciliani).

Prata Vacci: see Domus Vitruvii Vacci.

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