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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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Valley of the Colosseum

Valley of the Colosseum

(p.159) Valley of the Colosseum
Rome and Environs

Filippo Coarelli

University of California Press

This chapter describes Region III as a region occupying the valley between the Esquiline and Caelian hills. It explains that the region's name, Isis and Serapis, was derived from a local sanctuary of the goddess Isis, probably of considerable antiquity. The chapter discusses some of the private homes owned by popular men that were located in Region III. It describes the Arch of Constantine and S. Clemente.

Keywords:   Region III, Esquilline, Caelian hills, Isis and Serapis, Arch of Constantine, S. Clemente

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