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The entries on pp436‑439 of

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

 p436  Quadrigae Pisonis: a four-horse chariot erected by order of the senate in honour of a certain Piso Frugi, who is said to have been one of the thirty Roman tyrants. It stood within the area afterwards occupied by the thermae of Diocletian, and was removed when they were built (vit. trig. tyr. 21; RE III.1390). v. Domaszewski thinks that the whole story rests on an invention (SHA 1916, 7. A, 9; 1918, 13. A, 41‑46).

Quattuor Scari: probably a monumental fountain, representing four fish (scarus = wrasse?), or decorated by such a representation, which is said to have stood in the Velabrum (CIL VI.9671), and in Region VIII (Not.). It must, therefore have been on the boundary between Regions VIII and XI, perhaps a little south of the Via dei Fienili (HF IV; Jord. I.2.472).

Querquetulanus Mons: according to Tacitus (Ann. IV.65) the earliest name of the Mons Caelius (q.v.), derived from the oak trees with which the hill was covered. Whether this represents a true tradition (cf. Querquetulani, (Plin. NH III.69), or was simply an invention of the antiquarians to explain Porta Querquetulana, Lares Querquetulani, etc., is still a matter of dispute (HJ 221; Pinza, Mon. L. XV 1905, 789‑791). For a coin representing the Querquetulanae virae, see Porta Querquetulana.

Quinque Tabernae: see Septem Tabernae.

(pp437‑438) Quirinalis Collis: see separate page.

Quirinenses: the name given to those who dwelt in a particular street or district, evidently on the Quirinal (cf. Parianenses, Cicinenses). They are mentioned only once (CIL VI.9103 = 31895), but the same district is doubtless referred to in the 'vestiarius a Quirinis' of another inscription (CIL VI.9975). Probably this street or district was near the temple of Quirinus (HJ 409).

(p439) Quirinus, aedes: see separate page.º

Quirinus, sacellum: see separate page.

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