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Lucio Vero

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Dec 06, 2021 06:43 PM History
A Roman villa located at Acquatraversa on the Via Cassia that is frequently attributed to Lucius Verus.

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 43 B2 Lucio Vero

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Lucio Vero, so-called Villa of Lucius Verus

The so-called "Villa of Lucius Verus" is located at Acqua Traversa along the Via Cassia, now within the grounds of the Villa Manzoni park. The first excavations of this luxury villa were undertaken at the direction of Paul V in 1585, with other excavations in 1650 and 1674. Gavin Hamilton excavated at the site in 1796 and a number of objects that ended up in the collections of the Torlonia and the Borghese family originated from this site.

The villa begins as a republican period structure built in opus incertum. The second phase (first century A.D.) included a cistern. Further expansion took place in the second century A.D.

As a number of high quality sculptures of Antonine emperors, including Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius, were found on the site, the villa earned its toponym. As early as 1720 Winckelmann connects the villa with Lucius Verus.


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L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Lucio Vero: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 27 May 2024]

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