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Forum Saurium


Forum Saurium

In documents of the fourth century mention is also made of certain castra as in campo Agrippae, which must refer to the castra Urbana, or barracks of the cohortes urbanae. Near these barracks was the forum Suarium, or pork market. The trade in pork seems to have become even more important under the empire than in earlier times, and there are indications that the superintendence of this market was in the hands of an officer of the cohortes urbanae. The site of the castra and of the forum Suarium was probably on the northwest side of the campus Agrippae, between it and the horti Lucullani. (Platner)




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