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the district that comprised the Aventine hill, designated according to its original form of organisation. From the evidence of an inscription of the Augustan period, found at Lanuvium (CIL xiv. 2105), it is believed that this term continued in use down to the first century, and that the Aventine was organised religiously as a pagus until its formal inclusion in the pomerium of Claudius (Mommsen, Staatsrecht iii. 114-115 ; RE i. 774; Jord. i. I. 278; HJ 153; Merlin 58-63; DS iv. 273-276).

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