Tomb of Hilarus Fuscus

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Coordinates: 41°50′17″N12°32′11″E / 41.838045°N 12.5363121°E / 41.838045; 12.5363121 The Tomb of Hilarus Fuscus(Latin: Hilarus Fuscus or Hilarius Fuscus) is a funerary monument, located near the fourth mile of the Appian Way or Via Appia Antica, to the southeast of Rome. [1] [2] The tomb was restored by Luigi Canina in the mid-1800s. [3] An inscription bearing the names of those represented on the masonry disappeared in the period between 1978 and 1998. The sculptures are copies: the originals are now in the National Museum of the Baths of Diocletian. [4]

The architecture of the tomb and the analysis of figures (particularly the hairstyle of the women) suggests the tomb was built at end of the Republican period, the beginning of the Imperial age (circa 30 BC). [4]

The tomb is mentioned in the Émile Zola novel Roma published in 1896. [5]

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  1. Becker, J. "Places: 242234873 (Tomb of Hilarus Fuscus)". Pleiades. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  2. Umberto Leoni; Giovanni Staderini (1907). On the Appian Way: A Walk from Rome to Albano. R. Bemporad. pp. 147–.
  3. Ivana Della Portella, Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio, Francesca Ventre (2004). The Appian Way: From Its Foundation to the Middle Ages. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum. p. 74. ISBN   978-0892367528.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. 1 2 Mario Erasmo (2015). Strolling Through Rome: The Definitive Walking Guide to the Eternal City. I.B.Tauris. pp. 313–. ISBN   978-1-78076-351-4.
  5. Émile Zola; Miguel Gadea Vernalte (2012). Roma. Cabaret Voltaire. ISBN   978-84-936648-7-9.