¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 we dipped up a good drink of water. This spring is said to have sprung forth at St Peters bidding with which he baptised the Jailors. Many great men have come to grief there. Jugartha [sic] was starved there. Cataline was strangled, and if these walls could speak what cruelties might they reveal.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 On the other side of the Capitoline we succeeded in finding what is left of the “theatre of Marcellus”, an immense stone structure, circular, which accomodated [sic] twenty thousand spectators. The surrounding buildings of this dense quarter leaves only a quarter of its outer circle visible, but enough to judge of its grandeur. There were three stories of columns outside the massive travertine walls similar to the Colosseum. The lower story is now one half buried and occupied by filthy shops.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 In the middle ages it was used as a fortress. Afterwards another story was added (of brick) and now belongs to Orsini- It was commenced by Julius Caesar and finished by Augustus B.C. 13.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We attempted to find, farther up the Tibur the “theatre of Pompey” the first stone theatre ever built in Rome, but found it entirely swallowed up by modern buildings and inaccessilbe [sic]-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Farther up the Tibur we succeeded in finding the “Mauseleum [sic] of Augustus”. In a narrow street, thence through a hall, across a court where we catch a glimpse of a apart of its outer surface, thence up stairs within its corridors, emerging into the centre, to find it used as a large day theatre, the arena nearly ten rods across. On the opposite side an attendant leads us into the corridors and dark passages encircling the arena, un interesting [sic], but demonstrating the immensity of ancient imperial tombs. Augustus might have also buried his army there- Opposite that point