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 p111  Ciconiae Nixae

Article on p111 of

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

Ciconiae Nixae: mentioned only in the Regionary Catalogue in Region IX in just this form, but doubtless referred to as ad Nixas in the calendar of Philocalus (a. 354 ad id. Oct.; CIL I2 p332), and as de Ciconiis on an inscription (CIL VI.1785 = 31931). It designated a certain district, probably an open square, on the bank of the Tiber, in which there was a statue, or perhaps a relief on one of the surrounding buildings, of two or more storks with crossed bills. It was probably a little south of the Mausoleum Augusti, near the present Piazza Nicosia, and seems to have been a landing-place for wine (CP 1908, 70‑71).

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