in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics
P ublished online March 2016 .
Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Byzantine Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Religion in the Ancient World. 364 words.
Vatican, an extramural area of the city of Rome, on the right bank of the *Tiber around the mons Vaticanus. In the early empire the Vatican was the site of an imperial park (the horti...