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 p559  Viae

Collecting all the individual via entries on pp559‑569 of

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

(p560) Via Appia: see separate page.

(p561) Via Ardeatina: see separate page.

Via Asinaria: see separate page.

Via Aurelia: see separate page.

Via Campana: see separate page.

(p562) Via Collatina: see separate page.

Via Cornelia: see separate page.

(p563) Via Flaminia: see separate page.

Via Fornicata: a street in the Campus Martius, mentioned once by Livy (XXII.36.8: in via fornicata quae ad campum erat, 216 B.C.). The name is derived from certain arches that ran beside the street or spanned it, and it may possibly (HJ 485) be that which was afterwards called Via Tecta (q.v.).

Via Gabina: the name which the Via Praenestina originally bore, when it led only as far as Gabii (Liv. II.11.7; III.6.7; V.49.6), 12 miles from Rome (PBS I.128).

(p564) Via Labicana: see separate page. Via Lata: the later name for the intramural portion of the Via Flaminia which first occurs in the Notitia as the name of Reg. VII (CIL XV.786, 7187 are even later). It frequently occurs in the liber Pontificalis, and is perpetuated in that of the church of S. Maria in via Lata first mentioned as one of the churches to which Leo III gave gifts in 806 (LP xcviii c70; HJ 462, 463; HCh 376).

(p565) Via Latina: see separate page.

Via Laurentina: see Via Ardeatina, Via Ostiensis.

Via Merulana: (see Domus Merulana; cf. LP. Hadr. I xcvii.11; LPD I.313, n8). The name occurs in the Ordo Benedicti (Jord. II.665; cf. Mon. L. I.532; Fabre, Liber Censuum II.150). Cf. also HJ 351; Arm. 246, 247; HCh 207 (S. Bartholomaei de Merulana, or in capite Merulanae, i.e. at the southern extremity of the via Merulana); 208 (S. Basilidis in Merulana); 386‑387 (S. Matthaei in Merulana)).

Via Nomentana: see separate page.

Via Nova: see Nova Via.

Via Nova: a street constructed by Caracalla, which ran parallel to the Via Appia, along the front of the Thermae Antoninianae (q.v.), which he built (Aur. Vict. Caes. 21: aucta urbs magno accessu viae novae; Hist. Aug. Carac. 9: viam novam munivit, quae est sub eius thermis). It is shown on Forma Urbis, 3, as about 30 metres wide, while the via Appia is hardly one-third of this width. It is mentioned in a Christian inscription (CIL VI.9684). It can obviously have nothing to do with the via Nova mentioned by Frontinus (see Horti Asiniani).1

(p566) Via Ostiensis: see separate page.

Via Pinciana: (Eins. 12.5): see Porta Pinciana.

Via Portuensis: see separate page.

(p567) Via Praenestina: see separate page.

Via Recta: see Via Tecta (1).

Via Sacra: see Sacra Via.

(p568) Via Salaria: see separate page.

Via Tecta: see separate page.

(p569) Via Tiburtina: see separate page.

Via Triumphalis: see separate page.

The Authors' Note:

1 It has been conjectured that it may simply refer to the Vicus Sulpicius (q.v.) as a 'new road' (Hist. Aug. cit. ed. Loeb), but this vicus had already been in existence for a long period previously.

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