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Grotta Papale

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Mar 30, 2021 11:47 AM History
The site of a Roman villa situated on two terraces. The modern toponym "Grotta Papale" derives from a partially subterranean apsidal nymphaeum. The villa was extensive, covering some 23,000 square meters and has both a late republican and an imperial phase.

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 43 D2 Grotta Papale

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Grotta Papale. Epigraphic finds have led some scholars to suggest T. Aelius Rubrius Superstitis as the imperial-period owner of the villa (CIL XIV, 3542).

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L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Grotta Papale: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 03 March 2024]

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