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Of Gallo-Roman antiquities (15th-17th centuries)


Ville Lyon (Rhône, 69)
Subject(s) The Antiquaille (site of)
Author(s) Zinzerling, Just
  Dutch scholar (1590-1618)
Resource type Printed book
Date 1616
References Zinzerling 1616, pp. 297-298

Bernard 1859, pp. 1-14 ; Lemerle 2005, pp. 32-33, 111 ; Le Mer/Chomer 2007, pp. 502-503

Remarks Zinzerling stayed in France from 1612 to 1616

« Domus Antiquaria, vulgo l’Antiquaille, in trivio montis Fori-Veneris sita : in qua aliquot inscriptiones antiquæ custodiuntur. Fornices subterranei, qui illa montis parte inveniuntur, testantur non fuisse nullius pretii ædificium illo loco positum. Sunt qui palatium Severi hîc loci constitisse non inverisimiliter opinantur. Paulo altius visuntur rudera antiqui & magnifici operis, juxta templum : Amphiteatro inserviisse quidam autumant, alii huc collocant Severi palatium. [...] [298] In propinquo sunt rudera alterius ædificii, quod palatium Claudii Imp. fuisse creditur. »
= “The antique building known locally as the 'Antiquaille', situated at the crossroads of the the Fourvière Hill, contains several ancient inscriptions and underground arches which attest to that it was a place of some importance. It is not unlikely that the Palace of Severus stood here. Higher up, besides the temple, Paul saw antique ruins and magnificent works: I would say one may well have been an amphitheatre, placed here besides Severus' palace. […] Nearby, are the remnants of another building, that is believed to have been the palace of the emperor Claude.”