Spelunca
(74 words)

[German version]

Latin term for a villa or praetorium of Tiberius (Tac. Ann. 4,59,1; Suet. Tib. 39; Plin.  HN 3,59) to the east of Terracina in southern Latium. There is no agreement on whether S. is identical with the Sperlonga villa complex with its cave-like magnificent grotto.

Bibliography

B. Andreae, Praetorium Speluncae, 1994 

G. Hafner, Das Praetorium Spelunca bei Terracina und die Höhle bei Sperlonga, in: Rivista di Archeologia 20, 1996, 75-78.

Cite this page
Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Spelunca”, 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 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1118890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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