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a street ascending from the depression between the Palatine and the Caelian, and running east to the top of the latter hill, the point now marked by the Piazza della Navicella. It branched off from the street connecting the circus Maximus and Colosseum, just north of the Septizonium where the church of S. Gregorio now stands, and seems to have coincided in general with the modern Via di SS. Giovanni e Paolo. The name occurs only in post-classical documents (Jord. ii. 594-595 ;1 LPD i. 481, n. 19) and in various tenth century documents of the Reg. Sublac. (HCh 256-257), but is probably ancient, and may be the vicus Scauri of one inscription (CIL vi. 9940). It has been conjectured that the vicus trium Ararum mentioned on the Capitoline Base in Region I (CIL vi. 975), and in a dedicatory inscription found in front of S. Gregorio (CIL vi. 453), may have been another name for the lower part of this street (HJ 201, 231; DAP 2. ix. 409). There was also a church of S. Trinitas in clivo Scauri to the west of S. Gregorio near the ARCUS STILLANS (q.v.); see HCh 493.

1 But the reference in Eins. 9. 2 is to the monastery of S. Gregorio (Mon. L. i. 503; HCh 256, 257) and not to the road.

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