Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780520079601
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935099 | DOI:

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This chapter describes the Esquiline, as well as the structures that can be found within it and the places connected to it. It also discusses the layout of the streets, and mentions some of the well-known figures of that time who lived in the area. The chapter notes that public monuments were rare on the Esquiline, and discusses several important cults erected there. It describes the western section of Esquiline, the part that lies within the Servian Wall. The eastern section on the other hand, was occupied for the most part by a large necropolis, through which roads and aqueducts passed. The chapter provides descriptions of the Oppian Hill, the Porticus of Livia, the Hypogeum of the Aurelii, and the area around Porta Maggiore.

Keywords: Esquiline; Servian Wall; necropolis; Oppian Hill; Porticus of Livia; Hypogeum; Porta Maggiore

Chapter.  16201 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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