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Prima Porta

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
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Last modified Feb 17, 2023 05:17 PM History
Prima Porta, located to the north of Rome, allegedly derives its modern name from the remains of a Roman aqueduct whose presence signaled to travelers on the Via Flaminia that they had reached Rome. The site is best known for an Imperial villa that belonged to the family of Livia Drusilla.

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 43 B1 Prima Porta

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Prima Porta.

Prima Porta corresponds to the ancient statio on the Via Flaminia known as "Ad Rubras", nine miles from the Servian Walls of Rome. The modern toponym derives from a fourth-century A.D. aqueduct arch. The site of the Villa of Livia Drusilla, referred to as the villa "ad Gallinas Albas" by Pliny the Elder and Suetonius, occupies the high ground. The noted statue of "Augustus of Prima Porta" was discovered at the villa in 1867.

An inscription discovered in 1909 also refers to the locality, especially with regard to the toponym Ad Gallinas Albas.

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L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Prima Porta: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 22 June 2024]

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