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An overview of the fire-brigades active in Rome, Ostia and Portus.
Contents

Introduction

[Rome]
The barracks in Rome
A guardhouse in Rome
The graffiti in the guardhouse
The fire-fighters and the law

[The harbours]
The fire-fighters in the harbours
The barracks in Ostia
Photo gallery of the barracks
The "bars" next to the barracks in Ostia
Building II,XII
The barracks in Portus

[In-depth]
The excavations of the barracks in Ostia
The oldest photos of the Augusteum
The inscriptions of the Augusteum
The other inscriptions
The painted texts
The graffiti
Discussion

[Literature]
Bibliography
List of inscriptions from Ostia and Portus

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A fire broke out in an insula.
Click on image to enlarge. Artist unknown.