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 p246  G

The entries on pp246‑249 of

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

Gaia. A calendar anterior to Julius Caesar recently found at Antium (NS 1921, 118) notes, under 8th Dec., Tiberino, Gaiae. The cult of Tiberinus on the insula Tiberina was already known; and that of Gaia was perhaps carried on in the same shrine. Gaia is Gaia Taracia (see Campus Tiberinus) or Fufetia, who is identified either with Tarquinia, the virtuous Vestal of Numa's day, or with her antitype Tarpeia (Plin. NH XXXIV.25; Gell. VII.7.4; Pais, Storia I2.538; Mitt. 1921‑2, 23‑28).

Gaianum: an open space in Region XIV (Reg. Cat.; Hemerol. Filoc. ad V Kal. April., CIL I2 p314), south of the naumachia Vaticana and east of the via Triumphalis, where Caligula was fond of having horse races (Cass. Dio LIX.14). From inscriptions found in the vicinity (CIL VI.10052‑4, 10057‑8, 10067, 33937, 33953; BC 1902, 177‑185) it appears to have been surrounded by statues of successful charioteers (HJ 662; DAP 2.viii.355‑60; BC 1896, 248‑9).

Gallinae Albae: probably a street or district in Reg. VI (Reg.) and in the fourth ecclesiastical region (Greg. Magn. ep. iii.17: domum. . . regione quarta, iuxta locum qui appellatur Gallinas albas), on the western part of the Viminal, in the neighbourhood of S. Lorenzo in Panisperna. The name was preserved by the church of S. Sixtus in Gallina Alba (Jord. II.122, 319; ASRSP 1886, 436; RhM 1894, 417; HJ xxiii, 374; HCh 471. For the name as applied to a part of the villa of Livia, on the via Flaminia, see JRS 1921, 145; BC 1923, 26, 27).

Ad Gemellos: mentioned twice in Frontinus (de aq. 5, 65): locus infra Spem Veterem (q.v.), that is, near the porta Praenestina (Jord. I.1.462; HJ 364), where the aqua Appia and aqua Augusta joined.

Gemoniae: see Scalae Gemoniae.

Genius Sacrorum, sacellum: shrine or altar dedicated to the Genius of the Castra Peregrina (q.v.) on the Caelian, known only from inscriptions (CIL VI.230‑231; HJ 235; DE III.475‑476; CR 1908, 156).

(p247) Genius Populi Romani: see separate page.

Gens Flavia, templum: see separate page.

Gens Iulia, ara: see separate page.

Gnomon: see Obeliscus Augusti in Campo Martio.

Gradus Aurelii: see Tribunal Aurelium.

 p248  Gradus Gemitorii: see Scalae Gemoniae.

Gradus Heliogabali: see separate page.

Gradus Monetae: see separate page.

Gradus S. Sabinae: see separate page.

Graecostadium: see separate page.

(p249) Graecostasis: see separate page.

Gymnasium Neronis: see separate page.

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