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p782 Navalia

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William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

NAVA′LIA, were docks at Rome where ships were built, laid up, and refitted. They were attached to the emporium outside of the Porta Trigemina, and were connected with the Tiber (Liv. XXXV.10, XL.51, XLV.2). The emporium and navalia were first included within the walls of the city by Aurelian (Vopisc. Aurel. 21).

The docks (νεώσοικοι or νεώρια) in the Peiraeeus at Athens cost 1000 talents, and having been destroyed in the anarchy were again destroyed and finally completed by Lycurgus (Isocr. Areopag. 25; Böckh, Publ. Econ. p201, 2nd ed.). They were under the superintendence of regular officers called ἐπιμεληταὶ τῶν νεωρίων [Epimeletae, No. 5].


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