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 p14  Antrum Cyclopis

Article on p14 of

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

Antrum (Notitia) or Atrium (Curiosum) Cyclopis: mentioned only in the Regionary Catalogue (Region I), was probably a grotto in the side of the hill, above the Vallis Camenarum (q.v.). While it is not possible to decide with certainty between these two readings, antrum is probably correct, and this grotto may possibly be the antrum Volcani of Juvenal (I.7). The antrum Cyclopis gave its name to a vicus Cyclopis (CIL VI.2226), which may have extended south-west to the via Appia (HJ 208, 230; RE IV.1905).

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