The emperor Claudius surrounded himself with emancipated to govern. The most famous one was
Pallas who favoured the wedding of the emperor with his own niece, Younger Agrippina.
His huge fortune allowed him to acquire an enviable property, with huge gardens, the Pallas Gardens
). In the middle of the picture, near the acqueduct, the House of Pallas
Pallas had his tomb built in the gardens.
In the centre of the picture, with its magnificent gardens (Horti
the House of Epaphrodite
. Epaphrodite was emperor Nero’s emancipated and secretary, and helped him to commit suicide.
In the IIIrd century the emperor Gallian (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus
erected a complex of gardens and palaces as they appear in the centre of the picture, as well a huge nymphea
Stretching from the Via Labicana until the Aurelian Wall, the area recreated the splendors of an imperial palace.