Vipsania Polla

Vipsania Polla was the daughter of Lucius Vipsanius Agrippa, (a man of equestrian rank) and sister to another Lucius Vipsanius Agrippa and Roman General and Politician Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa. Polla lived during the late Roman Republic and in the reign of Rome's first Emperor Augustus.

Although this Roman woman was a distinguished woman, little is known on the life of Vipsania Polla. All that is known is that Polla finished the construction of a monument called the Porticus Vipsania. The Porticus Vipsania was a map of the Roman Empire, which was engraved in Marble. Marcus Agrippa started the construction of this map, before his death in 12 BC. The Porticus Vipsania was once displayed in Rome, not far from the Via Flaminia.

Although the Porticus Vipsania has not survived, the description of this map is mentioned in Natural History by Pliny the Elder and through the Peutinger Map.

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