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Aequimelium
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Non-built-up district in Rome, regio VIII, in the south of the Forum Boarium near the northern foothills of the capitol. According to a widespread tradition (Varro, Ling. 5, 157; Liv. 4, 16, 1; Cic. Dom. 101; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 12, 4; Val. Max. 6, 3, 1; Quint. Inst. 3, 7, 20), the house of the rich grain merchant Sp. Maelius was demolished here in 432 BC by order of the senate because he was said to have aspired to kingship.

Bibliography

Richardson, 3

G. Pisani Sartorio, in: LTUR 1, 21.

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Förtsch, Reinhard (Cologne), “Aequimelium”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e105830>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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