Suburra (usually spelled Subura in antiquity) is an area of the city of Rome, Italy. In ancient Roman times, it was a crowded lower-class area that was also notorious as a red-light district. It lies in the dip between the southern end of the Viminal and the western end of the Esquiline hills. Most of its inhabitants lived in insulae, tall apartment buildings with tabernae on the ground floor.
References in popular culture 
Colleen McCullough, in her fictional series Masters of Rome, depicts Caesar's mother (like her son) as sympathetic with the lower classes and that she purchased a tenement building in the Subura as a residence.
- Subura (article in Platner's Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome)
- Location of Caesars house in Subura (Historian Peter Oersteds speculation: The location of Caesars house in the Subura)
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