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a gate on the clivus Capitolinus, opening into an alley (angiportus). It was opened once a year, on 15th June, in order that the stercus-ashes, rubbish, etc.-from the temple of Vesta might be removed and thrown into the Tiber (Fest. 344; cf. ib. 258; Varro, LL vi. 32; Ov. Fast. vi. 713; Fast. ap. CIL i. p. 319, and NS 1921, 98). It was probably about halfway up the clivus, but there is no clue to its exact location (Jord. i. 2. 64; Gilb. ii. 316; Richter 117).

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