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PORTA AURELIA (2) mentioned by Procopius (BG i. 19; cf. 23, 28) as being known in his time as Porta S. Petri;th\n *au)rhli/an pu/lhn h(\n nu=n *pe/trou...a(te pou plhsi/on keime/nou, e)pw/numo/s e)sti.. It is mentioned under this name in DMH (403 A.D.) and also in Eins. I.1 ; 2.1 ; 8.1; 3.1. It is now commonly (contrast De Rossi, Inscr. Christ. ii. 38; 99. 7; 324. 6) placed at the east end of the pons Aelius, on the left bank of the river (Richter 72; HF iii); and Jord. (i. I. 378-390), who shares this view, further identifies it with the porta Cornelia, holding that the passage through the fortifications of the MAUSOLEUM HADRIANI (q.v.) was not viewed as a city gate at all; but in this he has not been generally followed. He is, however, right in pointing out that it is incorrect, as Richter and Lanciani (Mon. L. i. 447) still do, to call it Porta S. Petri in Hadrianeo (DMH) and that the two phrases should be divided. If, however, there was only one Porta S. Petri, the inscriptio