Vicus Turarius

Richardson, L. jr

Vicus Turarius: a name that late commentators mistakenly give for the Vicus Tuscus, stemming almost certainly from someone's misreading or misunderstanding of Tuscus to mean incense was sold here, perhaps because a blot obliterated the last three letters of the word in his source (Porph. ad Hor. Epist. 1.20.1, Porph. ad Hor. Epist 2.1.269; Pseudo Asconius ad Cic. Verr. 2.1.154 [Stangl 255]). Incense may, of course, have been sold there, but this is a misnomer.

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