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 p577  Vicus Sandaliarius

Article on pp577‑578 of

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

Vicus Sandaliarius: a street in Region IV, probably north-east of the templum Pacis, which evidently derived its name from the shops of the cobblers (sandaliarii). In this vicus Augustus (Suet. Aug. 57) set up a statue of Apollo Sandaliarius (q.v.). It was near the temple of Tellus (Not. Reg. IV), and may perhaps have coincided with the northern  p578 part of the Via del Colosseo (cf. Clivus Cuprius). At a later period it contained most of the book shops of Rome (Galen. de libr. propr. xix p8, Kuehn; Gell. XVIII.4.1; cf. Galen. de Paraenet. xiv p620, 625).a The name occurs in three inscriptions (CIL VI.448, 761; BC 1877, 162‑163; 1890, 132; HJ 329). From its ascent the old church of S. Blasius de Ascesa took its name (HCh 213).

Thayer's Note:

a See also CP 1914, 77‑78, passim.

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