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 p175  Domus M. Tullii Ciceronis

Article on p175 of

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

Domus, M. Tullius Cicero: on the north-east side of the Palatine hill, over­looking the forum, in conspectu totius urbis (de domo 100; cf. 103, 114; pro Plancio 66; ad Att. II.24.3; Plut. Cic. 8). Cicero bought this house in 62 B.C. for HS. 3,500,000 (ad Fam. V.6.2; Gell. XII.12) from Marcus Crassus (not P. Crassus as stated in Ps. Sall. in Cic. 2; Ps. Cic. in Sall. 1420). It adjoined the Porticus Catuli (q.v.), and was built on the site previously occupied by the house of the tribune M. Livius Drusus (Vell. II.14). When Cicero was banished, Clodius burned his house, enlarged the porticus of Catulus, and erected a shrine of Libertas (de domo 62, 116; App. B. C. II.15; Vell. II.45; Plut. Cic.33; Cass. Dio XXXVIII.17.6). After Cicero's recall legal proceedings were instituted, and he recovered the site, and damages sufficient to partially rebuild the house (Cass. Dio XXXIX.11 and 20; ad Att. IV.1.7, 2.5, 3.2). The house afterwards belonged to L. Marcius Censorinus, consul in 39 B.C., and to Statilius Sisenna, consul in 16 A.D. (Vell. II.14; HJ 58; Gilb. III.418‑9).

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