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a gate that is said to have derived its name from its proximity to a shrine or altar (sacellum, ara) of Minucius (Minutus) quem deum putabant (Fest. 122, 147). Nothing is known of any such god, and the name may have arisen from confusion with that of Minucius Augurinus whose monument (see STATUA MINUCII) was outside the porta Trigemina (WR 245; Rosch. ii. 3011-3012). By some the porta Minucia is regarded as another name for the Trigemina (Jord. i. I. 236; Pais, Storia di Roma i. I. 546, who regards Minucius as an epithet of Hercules; Merlin 124-125).

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