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Rome's Holy MountainThe Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity$
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Jason Moralee

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190492274

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190492274.001.0001

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Living and Working on the Capitoline Hill

Living and Working on the Capitoline Hill

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(p.57) 2 Living and Working on the Capitoline Hill
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Rome's Holy Mountain
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Jason Moralee

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190492274.003.0003

Chapter 2 surveys the evidence for the maintenance of the Capitoline Hill’s temples, statues, festivals, and administrative uses into the sixth century. While imperial rites celebrated at the Capitol faded in significance by the end of the third century, the hill was at the heart of the social and administrative worlds of late antique Rome. The chapter thus turns to the ways in which the hill was embedded in multiple late Roman neighborhoods and used for administrative purposes. Even as Rome’s urban environment was undergoing serious transformations in the use of public spaces, archaeology, epigraphy, and literary sources demonstrate that the Capitoline Hill was surrounded by neighborhoods displaying a high degree of sociability and commerce throughout this period.

Keywords:   statues, Domitian, Ludi Capitolini, Ludi Saeculares, Arval Brothers, Theoderic, urban prefect, Tabularium, neighborhood, regionary catalogs

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