Leaf 106 - Theatrum Cornelii Balbi Gaditani
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Theater of Balbus
Lucius Cornelius Balbus was born in Spain. He obtained Roman citizenship in his youth and was the first naturalized citizen. He was also the last private person to celebrate a triumph in 19 B.C. With this wealth, he built a theater in the Campus Martius. It was dedicated in 13 B.C. and was the smallest of Rome's three stone theaters. Fire damaged it in 80 A.D. and it was restored shortly afterwards. It stood west and adjacent to the Crypta Balbi and near the Tiber River. During the dedication of the theater in 13 B.C., the Tiber River flooded, and the ceremony participants had to arrive by boat.
The verso if this leaf contains text in three languages and the page is titled Colonna Bellica. This text describes the image of Leaf 22 and the text on the verso of that leaf describes this image
Leaf 106 Recto and verso.
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Page 28.5 x 21 cm.
Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
Engraving on paper
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