was the nomen (name) of an ancient Roman family, the Gens Acilia, whose family branches included the
and the Acilii Glabriones
(a tomb belonging to this branch had been found in Rome in 1888). The Glabriones possessed a famous garden,
on the Pincius in the IInd century. Their magnificent villa overlooked the top of the hill and surely offered a
splendid view over Rome. On the left, note the huge buttresses that surrounded the hill ( Substructiones Hortorum
We are here on the north limit of the Pincius.
The modern name of Pincius derives from the nomen of one of the families that settled there during the
IVth century B.C., the Pincii. The Pincii had a large estate, which you can see in the centre of
the picture, the gardens of which ( Horti Pinciorum )
joined Lucullus’ Palace.