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woods on the Aventine belonging to a certain Naevius (Fest. 168), close to the porta Naevia, which was named from them (Varro, LL v. 163). They became proverbial as a resort of criminals (Fest. 169; cf. Obseq. 44). For the site, see PORTA NAEVIA and VICUS PORTAE NAEVIAE.

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