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 p265  Horti Caesaris

Article on pp265‑266 of

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

Horti Caesaris (1): the gardens of Julius Caesar that were probably just outside the porta Collina. They are mentioned in the fourth century (Obseq. 71) under date of 17 B.C., and probably by Cassius Dio (XLII.26.3) under date of 47 B.C. They appear to have fallen into the possession of Sallust (Ps. Cic. resp. in Sall. 19), and may have formed part of the horti Sallustiani (HJ 430; RE VIII.2483).

Horti Caesaris (2): the gardens of Julius Caesar, on the right bank of the Tiber (Hor. Sat. I.9.18). Their exact limits are unknown, but they extended from a point near the porta Portuensis southwards along the via Portuensis, and contained the temple of Fors Fortuna (q.v.), which was one mile from the gate (Tac. Ann. II.41; Plut. Brut. 20; HJ 643; RE III.1297). Caesar entertained Cleopatra in these gardens in 44 B.C. (Cic. ad Att. XV.15.2), and left them by will to the Roman people (Cic. Phil. II.109; Suet. Caes. 83; Appian, BC II.143; Cass. Dio XLIV.35).  p266 For remains of works of art and buildings found within the area of these gardens, cf. Ann. d. Inst. 1860, 415‑450; BC 1884, 25‑30; 1887, 90‑95; Mitt. 1890, 149; 1892, 331; PT 181.

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