Statua Taraciae Gaiae

Richardson, L. jr

Statua Taraciae Gaiae: a statue voted to a Vestal Virgin of Numa's day, to be erected in a place of her choosing, in return for her present of the Campus Tiberinus (q.v.) to the Roman people. We do not know where the statue stood; Pliny (Pliny HN 34.25), who is our only source for the statue, lists it after those on the rostra and among those in the Forum Romanum and Comitium, but it may even have been on the island, where the cult of Tiberinus (q.v.) had its center. See also Gaia.

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