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MARS, ARA the ancient altar, which was the earliest cult centre of Mars in the campus Martius, mentioned first in what purports to be a citation from the leges regiae of Numa (Fest. 189: secunda spolia in Martis ara in campo solitaurilia utra voluerit caedito
?). Its erection belonged undoubtedly to the early regal period.
In 193 B.C. a porticus was built from the PORTA FONTINALIS (q.v.) to this
altar (Liv. xxxv. 10. 12: alteram (porticum) a porta Fontinali ad Martis
aram qua in campum iter esset perduxerunt), and it was customary for
the censors to place their curule chairs near it after the elections (Liv. xl.
45. 8 (179 B.C.): comitiis confectis ut traditum antiquitus est censores
in campo ad aram Martis sellis curulibus consederunt). These are the only
passages in which the ara is expressly mentioned, and indicate a site not
too far from the porta Fontinalis-probably on the north-east side of the
Capitoline hill-to be reached by a porticus of that