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The entries on pp440‑455 of

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

(pp440‑443) Regia: see separate page.

Reg(io) Mar(tis): a statue of the helmeted Mars, represented on a lead plate (Rostowzew, Syll. n. 495; Rev. Num. 1898, 473), which probably indicated (HJ XXII) the neighbourhood of the Templum Martis (q.v.) outside the porta Capena, on the extreme south of the city (cf. Ad Nucem).

(p444) Regiones Quattuor: see separate page.

(pp445‑447) Regiones Quattuordecim: see separate page.

Regium Atrium: see Atrium Vestae.

Remora: the name which Remus would have given to Rome if he had been its founder (Enn. frg. 77 (Vahlen): certabant urbem Romam Remoramve vocarent). This is probably a mere variant for Remoria (q.v.), required by the metre (Mommsen, Hist. Schr. I.15 a.2; Glotta I.294).

(pp448) Remoria: see separate page.

Ῥιγνάριον: see Remoria.

Ripa Veientana:* the right bank of the Tiber, northwards from the pons Aurelius. Although this name is found only in inscriptions of the empire (CIL VI.31547, 31548b, 31555; BC 1887, 15; Mitt. 1889, 286‑287), it was probably in use from very early times (cf. litus Etruscum, Hor. Carm. I.2.14; Lydia ripa, Stat. Silv. IV.4.4), and may then have included much of the right bank between Rome and the sea (HJ 651).

Rivus Herculaneus: see Aqua Marcia.

(p449) Roma Quadrata: see separate page.

Romuleus Mons: a name found once in the third century (Hist. Aug. Salonini Gall. 1): statua in pede montis Romulei, hoc est ante sacram  p450 viam inter templum Faustinae ac Vestam ad arcum Fabianum. It was probably a late colloquial designation of the Palatine, but if so, its use in this passage adds nothing to its precision, but rather detracts from it.

Romulus Divus, templum:* a building erected by Maxentius in honour of his deified son Romulus (Cohen, Romulus, 1‑12). The coins show considerable variation, but probably all refer to this building; Eckhel, VIII.59) and generally identified, until recent years, with the circular brick structure on the east side of the Sacra via between the temple of Antoninus and Faustina and the basilica of Constantine. On the epistyle of the porch a fragmentary inscription, in which the name of Constantine occurred (CIL VI.1147), which was still visible in the sixteenth century, has led to the supposition that he took possession of the building after the defeat of Maxentius (HJ 10; HC 232‑236; HFP 48, 49); for other theories see Pax, templum; Penates, templum; Urbis Fanum, and reff.).

Romulus, aedes: see Casa Romuli.

(p451) Rostra: see separate page.

Rostra Aedes Divi Iuli: see Aedes Divi Iuli.

(pp452‑455) Rostra Augusti: see separate page.

Rostra Caesaris: see Aedes Castoris.

Rostra divi Iuli: see Aedes Divi Iuli.

Rostra Palikani: see Rostra.

Rostra Vetera: see Rostra.

Rupes Tarpeia: see Tarpeia Rupes.

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