Campus Agrippae

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The Campus Agrippae is the area within the boundaries of ancient Rome named after Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa. A number of construction projects were developed within its perimeters, including the Porticus Vipsania, built by his sister, Vipsania Polla, and finished by Augustus,[1] which ran along the western perimeter, against the Via Lata. There was also a race course. In 7 BCE, Augustus declared the Campus open to the public.

In the Porticus Vipsania Augustus had a world map engraved on marble, following the descriptions given in Agrippa's geographical work, the Commentarii.[2]

References[edit]

  • Bunsen, Matthew. "Campus Agrippae" Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire, Revised Edition.