*[[Pompey's Theatre]], where Julius Caesar was murdered, was outside the pomerium and included a chamber where the Senate could meet allowing the attendance of any senators who were forbidden to cross the pomerium and thus would not have been able to meet in the [[Curia Hostilia]].
*Weapons were banned inside the pomerium for religious and traditional reasons. [[Praetorian Guard|Praetorian guards]] were allowed in only in civilian dress (toga), and were then called collectively cohors togata. But it was possible to sneak in daggers (the proverbial weapon for political violence, see ). Since Julius Caesar's assassination occurred outside this boundary, the senatorial conspirators could not be charged with sacrilege for carrying weapons inside the sacred city.
== See also ==
*[[Roma quadrata]]== References ==
== External links ==
*[http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Italy/Lazio/Roma/Rome/_Texts/PLATOP*/Pomerium.html Samuel Ball Platner, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome]: Pomerium
*[http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/Pomoerium.html Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities]: Pomoerium
*[http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Journals/TAPA/44/Pomerium*.html Transactions of the American Philological Association] Alternate etymology: pro-murium
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