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The entries on pp357‑365 of

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

Naevia Nemora: woods on the Aventine belonging to a certain Naevius (Fest. 168), close to the porta Naevia, which was named from them (Varro, LL V.163). They became proverbial as a resort of criminals (Fest. 169; cf. Obseq. 44). For the site, see Porta Naevia and Vicus Portae Naeviae.​a

Naumachiae II: see separate page.

(p358) Naumachia Augusti: see separate page.

Naumachia Caligulae: see Saepta Iulia.

Naumachia Caesaris: see separate page.

Naumachia Domitiani: see separate page.

Naumachia Philippi: see separate page.

Naumachia Vaticana: see separate page.

(pp359‑360) Navalia, Navale Inferius: see separate page.

Nemus Caesarum: see Naumachia Augusti.

Neptunus, ara: see separate page.

(p361) Neptunus, aedes, delubrum: see separate page.

Neptunus, templum: see Basilica Neptuni; Divus Hadrianus, Templum; Porticus Argonautarum.

Niger Lapis: see Sepulcrum Romuli.

Nodinus: a brook in Rome that was converted into a sewer. It is mentioned only once (Cic. de nat. deor. III.52) with no indication of location, but it may perhaps have flowed from the Colosseum valley between the Palatine and Caelian into the valley of the circus Maximus (cf. Spino).

Noenses de ara Matidiae: a locality named with others in one inscription (CIL VI.31893, 10‑11; BC 1891, 356), but entirely unknown (cf. Matidia, ara).

(pp362‑363) Nova Via: see separate page.

Novum Templum: see Augustus, Divus, Templum.

Ad Nucem: a locality mentioned on a sepulchral inscription (CIL VI.28644, found in Vigna Bertone on the Via Salaria, on the extreme north of the city, just as ad Martis (see Mars, Templum) is on the extreme south), and on a lead plate (Rostowzew, Syll. n498; Rev. Num. 1899, 43‑44), where the representation of a chestnut tree with nuts may indicate an industrial establishment or an inn (HJ xxiii).

Ad Numfium: an entirely unknown locality, mentioned only in one inscription (CIL VI.31898.11).º

C. Numitorii Aedificia: buildings named after their owner or constructor, mentioned in an inscription of the first century B.C. (CIL I2.809). Their situation is unknown.

Nymphae, aedes: a temple in the campus Martius, containing many documents relating to the census, which was burned by Clodius (Cic. pro Mil. 73; Parad., iv.31; cf. de har. resp. 57). Its day of dedication was 23rd August (Fast. Arv. ad X Kal. Sept., CIL I2 p215, 326). There is no indication of its location in the campus Martius, unless its identification with the aedes Iuturnae (Mommsen, CIL I2 p326) be accepted. For this, however, there is no convincing evidence (HJ 481‑482; Gilb. III.162‑163; Rosch. III.540‑541, 544; WR 223).

Ad Nymphas: (ninfas): mentioned (CIL VI.9526) as in Sebura maiore (see Subura), and also in another inscription, found outside the porta Ostiensis, of a woman 'quae (h)ab(ita)vit ad nymfas' (NS 1912, 381). Cf. Mefitis aedes, lucus, which lay above it on the Cispius.

Nymphaea Tria: see separate page.

(pp364‑365) Nymphaeum: see separate page.

Nymphaeum Alexandri: see separate page.

Nymphaeum Flavi Philippi: see separate page.

Nymphaeum Iovis: see separate page.

Thayer's Note:

a Due to an editing error on Platner's part, that entry (Vicus Portae Naeviae) merely refers us to Porta Naevia.

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