Leaf 22 - Columna Bellica ad Portam Carmentalem
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Rites and ceremonies -- Rome.
Military Column at the Carmentalis Gate. The Columna Bellica stood near the Temple of Bellona. They were part of the buildings that made up Circus Flaminus. The column was used by Roman soldiers who would hurl a spear in the direction of the county with which they were about to wage war.
On the verso of the leaf is text in three languages with the page title in Italian: Teatro di Cornelio Balbo. This was a theater built by Conelio Balbo around 13 BCE after his triumph. It was the third largest theater in Rome at the time. Traces of the theater remain today. This may be the page that should be the verso of Leaf 106. On the verso of 106 is the information about the Columna Bellica.
Leaf 22 Recto and Verso
Page 28.5 x 21 cm.
Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
Engraving on paper