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Rome and EnvironsAn Archaeological Guide$
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Filippo Coarelli

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520079601

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520079601.001.0001

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Quirinal, Viminal, and the Via Lata

Quirinal, Viminal, and the Via Lata

(p.231) Quirinal, Viminal, and the Via Lata
Rome and Environs

Filippo Coarelli

University of California Press

This chapter explains that the sixth Augustan region is comprised by the Quirinal and the Viminal, and notes that the configuration of the streets in the region follows the lay of the land. The Quirinal included several peaks: Collis Latiaris, Collis Mucialis, Collis Salutaris, and Collis Quirinalis. The chapter shows that the first inhabitants of the Quirinal were the Sabines under Titus Tatius, who were later absorbed into the Latin city. It details that during the Republic the Viminal was essentially a residential quarter, containing almost no sanctuaries or public monuments. The chapter describes the very few ancient remains visible at Via Lata.

Keywords:   Quirinal, Viminal, Via Lata, Collis Latiaris, Collis Mucialis, Collis Salutaris, Collis Quirinalis, Sabines, Republic, Titus Tatius

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