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Author(s): Liverani, Paolo
In the republican and early imperial periods, the right bank of the Tiber was occupied by the Ager Vaticanus (Plin. Nat. 3.53), which extended from a point facing the town of Fidenae to the north to the prata Quinctia facing the navalia, the river port, to the south (Livy 3.26.8; Plin. Nat. 18.20). From the 2nd century CE onward, sources use the toponym Vaticanum, comprising Vatican Hill and the little valley to the south of it, an area corresponding to the current Vatican City. We can define its extension in an approximate way on the basis of various indications: the definition in Vaticano is a…
Date: 2022-09-22