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p456 Eventually, all the entries on pp456‑503 of

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


Sacra Urbs, templum (so called): see Urbis Fanum.

(pp457‑459) Sacra Via: see separate page.

(pp460‑461) Saepta Julia: see separate page.

p462 Salinae: warehouses for the salt that was brought up the Tiber in boats and carried inland by the via Salaria — probably the earliest kind of traffic between Rome and the sea coast. They were situated on and adjacent to the site of the porta Trigemina (Solin. I.8; Frontinus, I.5; Liv. XXIV.47.15), probably outside this gate after it was built (cf. Plaut. Capt. 90; BC 1888, 84‑91 pass.; RE I A. 2078).

Salus, ara: see separate page.

Salus, aedes: see separate page.

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Serapis, aedes: see separate page.

Sessorium: see separate page.

ab Sex Aris: an unknown locality mentioned in two inscriptions in connection with argentarii, nummularii and sarcinatores (CIL VI.9178, 9884).

Sicilia: apparently an apartment in the imperial palace on the Palatine (Hist. Aug. Pert. 11: ingressique porticus Palati usque ad locum qui appellatur Sicilia et Iovis cenatio). Sicilia has sometimes been identified with the porticus, and Iovis cenatio, which would naturally be applied to a dining room, with the so‑called triclinium of the Domus Flavia (q.v.), but these identifications are purely arbitrary. It is not even clear whether both names belong to one apartment or to different rooms in the same part of the palace (HJ 89; BC 1914, 99‑100).

Sicininum: see separate page.

Sigillaria: a quarter in Rome where the sigillaria, or small images used as presents on the last days of the Saturnalia (also called Sigillaria), were made and sold (Gell. II.3.5; V.4.1; Suet. Claud. 5;1 Nero 28.2; Dig. XXXII.102.1). Its location is unknown.

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Spino: a brook in Rome, mentioned only once (Cic. de nat. deor. III.52: in augurum precatione Tiberinum, Spinonem, Almonem, Nodinum alia propinquorum fluminum nomina videmus), and sometimes identified with that which flowed down through the Subura, across the forum and Velabrum to the Tiber, and was afterwards converted into the cloaca Maxima (LA 230, pl. II; Mon. L. XV.275; LR 29). This identification is arbitrary (cf. Nodinus).


The Authors' Note:

1 Cf. also ib. 16.4. Gellius refers to it also as a place where books were sold.


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