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PORTA CAELIMONTANA

a gate in the Servian wall on the Caelian, probably the next south of the porta Esquilina (Cic. in Pis. 55, 61; cf. Liv. ii. II; App. BC i. 58). It is generally supposed that the mediaeval ARCUS BASILIDIS (q.v.), an arch in the rivus Herculaneus over the line of an ancient street a short distance north-west of the Lateran, replaced the old porta Caelimontana as a similar arch did the porta Capena (Gilb. ii. 291; LA 376; RE iii. 1246), but the line of the wall is uncertain here, and the gate may have been somewhat farther west and nearer SS. Quattro Coronati (Jord. i. I. 225; BPW 1913, 977).

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