the ascent to the Palatine from the Velabrum on the
west side (Fest. 262; FUR 37, 86), which took its name from the temple
(q.v.). It probably began at the porta Romana, a little
south of the present church of S. Teodoro. The present path, skirting
the cliff, ascends to the north corner of the hill, where it turns abruptly
to the right and passes under the substructures of the domus Tiberiana.
Ancient pavement exists all along this path, and there is no reason for
doubting that this is the line of the clivus as it existed after the erection
of this part of the palace ; but this building must have materially altered
previous conditions and the earlier line of the street. A repaving of it
may be alluded to in an inscription of the Sullan period found in the
forum (BC 1899, 53
; NS 1900, 310
; Klio 1902, 259
, No. 38; CIL i 2. 809).