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Fornices

Collecting all the individual fornix entries on pp211‑212 of

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


p211 Fornix Augusti: see separate page.

Fornix Calpurnius: a decorative arch, mentioned only once (Oros. V.9), that appears to have stood on the clivus Capitolinus, below the temple of Jupiter.

(p212) Fornix Fabianus or Fabiorum: see separate page.

Fornix Scipionis: a decorative arch erected by Scipio Africanus in 190 B.C. at the top of the clivus Capitolinus (Liv. XXXVII.3.7). In front of it were seven statues and two marble basins.

Fornix Stertinii: an arch erected in the circus Maximus by L. Stertinius in 196 B.C., from spoils brought from Spain, at the same time with two other similar arches in the Forum Boarium (Liv. XXXIII.27.4). These arches were surmounted by gilded statues.

Fornices Stertinii: two arches erected by L. Stertinius in 196 B.C. in the Forum Boarium, in front of the temples of Fortuna and Mater Matuta on which were gilded statues. (Liv. XXXIII.27.4). See BC 1924, 197; Mitt. 1925, 334‑338, 349‑350.


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