Classical Museum; A Journal of Philology and of Ancient History and Literature Volume 5

Classical Museum; A Journal of Philology and of Ancient History and Literature Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...scholiasts on Cicero cited by Becker, (though perhaps not very great) is, so far as it goes, decidedly in favour of his theory: and I cannot think the separation of the Regia. from the temple of Vesta, which results of necessity from M. Ambrosch s arrangement, either probable or consistent with the authorities on the subject. Some light may perhaps be hereafter thrown upon the mode in which the Sacred Way emerged into the Forum, by the removal of the earth which now conceals them both from sight, an operation for which the absence of all modern buildings in this part of the Campo Vaccino affords peculiar facilities. But it must not be too confidently expected that this will clear up all diificulties; for it by no means follows that the pavements and foundations which would be thus brought to light, retain the same relative positions as they did in the days of Cicero or Varro. It is highly probable that considerable changes were made, at the same time that the gigantic substructions of the temple of Venus and Roma, and the Basilica of Constantine, altered the aspect of the adjoining localities. The pavement at present laid bare beneath the arch of Titus, appears to spread out into a kind of open piazza in front of the former temple, and continues unbroken along the basement of the Basilica, from whence it must have descended in a direct line to the temple of Faustina. It is remarkable, that in the later ages of the empire it seems to have been to this portion of the street, and not to one leading down directly to the Forum, that the name of Via Sacra was applied. Thus we find in the Notitia, the Via Sacra mentioned immediately between the temple of Jupiter Stator, (which stood close to the arch of T itus, ) and the Basilica of Constantine;..show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635922
  • 9781236635921