Rome (Latium, Italy), ca. 150 CE
L. Richardson, Jr., A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992) 52 (s.v. “Basilica Hillariana”) = Bollmann 1998, 239-244 (A4; figs. 4, 5) = Amanda Claridge, Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1998) 53 = AGRW ID# 24188
Description: This is a large basilica with a nave and double side aisles located in the grounds of the military hospital and only partially excavated (in regio II, Caelius). The building was built into the ground and one descended twelve marble steps in order to enter the vestibule coved by a black and white mosaic on which is set a rectangular basis. An inscription on a statue base honors M. Poplicius Hilarus, a dealer in pearls, who likely built the building (CIL VI 30973a). The building underwent expansions and renovations in the early third century and then again in the fifth and sixth centuries.
Translation by: Ascough
Item added: April 24, 2020
Item modified: April 24, 2020
ID number: 24188
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