Vesta Lucus

Richardson, L. jr

Vesta, Lucus: a grove that presumably was once part of the precinct of Vesta, although it stood above Nova Via: a Palati radice in Novam Viam devexus est (Cicero Div. 1.101). Possibly it was only a possession of the Vestal Virgins. It had apparently disappeared before Cicero's time, probably under pressure of the demand for land in the vicinity. It figures in history only as the locale of the disembodied voice (Aius Locutius) that warned Rome of the coming of the Gauls (Livy 5.32.6)

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