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The entries on pp199‑204 of

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

Elagabalus, templum: see separate page.

Elagabalus, νεώς: see separate page.

Elephas Herbarius: see separate page.

Emporium: see separate page.

Epictetenses: a name found in one inscription (CIL VI.31893; BC 1891, 356), which seems to mean those who lived in a vicus Epicteti, in Region XIV.

Equus Caesaris: the equestrian statue of Julius Caesar, mounted on his famous horse with fore feet like those of a man, which the dictator set up in front of the temple of Venus Genetrix in the forum Iulium (Suet.  p201 Caes. 61; Plin. NH VIII.155). It is said (Statius, Silv. I.1.84‑88) that the original statue was one of Alexander and Bucephalus, the work of Lysippus, and that Caesar had substituted his own head for that of Alexander. If this is so, he must have altered the feet of the horse also (Jord. I.2.440; Sächs. Ber. 1891, 99‑112).

Equus Constantii: an equestrian statue of Constantius in the northern part of the later Comitium, close to the arch of Septimius Severus. The marble pedestal, bearing a dedicatory inscription (CIL VI.1158; cf. add.) was set up by Neratius Cerialis, praefectus urbi in 352‑353 A.D. It has been replaced on its brick base (CR 1899, 233; Mitt. 1902, 22).

Equus Constantini: see separate page.

Equus Domitiani: see separate page.

Equus Severi: a bronze equestrian statue of Severus in the forum, erected by the emperor himself to commemorate a dream (Herodian II.9.6). It is probably represented on several coins (Cohen, Sévère 3‑6, 8, 11, 14 (?)). No trace of this statue has been found, and its position is unknown (Mél. 1900, 215‑220; Théd. 167, 267; Mitt. 1905, 74‑5).

Equus Tiridatis Regis Armeniorum: mentioned only in the Regionary Catalogue in Region VII. Equos is the reading of the Curiosum, and equum of the Notitia. The latter is probably correct, and this equestrian statue may have been erected by Nero on the occasion of the memorable visit of Tiridates to Rome (Suet. Nero 13, 30).

Equus Traiani: see Forum Traiani (p239).

Equus Tremuli: see separate page.

Esquiliae: see separate page.

Euripus: see separate page.

Euripus in Circo Maximo: see separate page.

Euripus Thermarum Agrippae: see separate page.

Evander, ara: an altar of Evander on the slope of the Aventine not far from the porta Trigemina. It was believed to be of very ancient origin, and was still standing in the time of Augustus (Dionys. I.32.2; RE VI.841; Merlin 106, 260; Rosch. I.2918; Gilb. II.158; Pais, Storia Critica di Roma I.226).

Excubitoria Vigilum: see Cohortium Vigilum Stationes.

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