Encyclopedia Ichnographica




The earliest population of the right bank seems to have been made up for the most part of fishermen, tanners, and potters. To the importance of the first the ludi piscatorii bear witness. The Coraria, or tanners quarter, existed down to the fourth century. Many remains of the shops of the potters have been found on the bank, especially near the Ospizio di S. Michele, and the clay pits have already been referred to. Other trades followed these; and under the empire the larger part of the district was covered with a network of narrow streets and crowded houses and shops and inhabited by a population decidedly doubtful in character. (Platner)




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