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Viridarium Lucii Cornisicii


Viridarium Lucii Cornisicii

Viridarium : a garden, pleasure-garden, fruit-garden, kitchen-garden, vineyard

Cornificus : the name of a Roman plebian gens; so Quondam. Cornificius, friend of Cicero and author of rhetorical and grammatical works

Lucullus : a family in the gen Licinius. The most popular celebrated is I. Licinius Lucullus, the conquered of Mithridates, famous for his great wealth and luxury

Vincenzo Fasolo, "The Campo Marzio of G. B. Piranesi".
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The Viridarium Lucii Cornificii, along with a number of neighboring villas and public buildings situated on the bluffs along the south bank of the Petronis Amnis, comprises the Ichnographia's axis of love.




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