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Title: Le are dell'incendio Neroniano
Subtitle: Une nuova proposta interpretativa
Author(s): ASTOLFI, Valerio
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 96    Date: 2021   
Pages: 101-109
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.96.0.3289462

Abstract :
Domitian’s urbanistic policy led to the construction of buildings, whose multiple meanings and symbolism enriched the political and religious landscape of Rome. The series of altars, built by Domitian in fulfillment of a forgotten vow from Nero’s reign to commemorate the AD 64 fire, is part of this fruitful season of urban renewal. This paper will discuss the three major pieces of evidence currently available: the inscription recorded by the Renaissance antiquarian Giacomo Mazzocchi, regarding the altar found in the Vatican area, literary evidence concerning the Circus Maximus altar on the slopes of the Aventine, and the travertine-paved square with the altar found under the Church of S. Andrea al Quirinale.

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