In the middle of the picture the House of Marcus Statilius Taurus
(Consul in 44) with its magnificent gardens surrounding its property. Probably one of the descendants of C. Statilius Taurus
who let build the first permanent amphitheatre on the Campus Martius.
Next to Livia’s market (half visible on top of the picture) the great House of Vettius PrŠtextatus and Fabia Paulina Acone
which forms a vast square. It is probably the house of Vettius Agorius PrŠtextatus,
Roman senator of the second half of the IVth century. He could have been one of the last
Roman nobles to defend the old pagan religion.
The house and the gardens of Calycanus
on the Via Tiburtina
The name comes from the mentioning of pomœrial steles
found at this place without any other known indication. On the side of this street,
facing Calycanus’s gardens, visitors could contemplate the huge
tomb of Statilius Taurus
Completely down on the picture, between two aqueducts, the House of Sex. Julius Frontinus
(35 to 103 after J.-C.). He was a magistrate, a soldier and an engineer. He wrote numerous
treatises on aqueducts which proved to be precious for the historical knowledge of his time.
Here is the House of Sex. Erucius Clarus,
consul in 146 after J.-C famous for his knowledge about ancient world and its customs.
His house was large and luxurious and its gardens joined those of Statilius Taurus on top of the picture.
On the border of high Esquiline, in the region V, as we come near the region of the pretorian guard camp,
we visit the Campus Viminalis and the temple of Isis Patricia (a)
which is on the backside of the House of M.Sallustius Rufus Titilianus (b).
The Aqua Marcia, Julia et Tepula becomes underground close before Titilianus’ property.
The Via Tiburtina
The Via Tiburtina is the Roman Road that links Rome to Tibur and used to start at the
Esquiline gate in the Servian Wall, which became Gallian’s Arch, and here passes through the
Tiburtina gate in the Aurelian Wall in the foreground of the picture.