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the street that traversed the valley between the Quirinal and the Viminal and joined the ALTA SEMITA (q.v.) inside the porta Collina, very near where the via Quintino Sella runs into the via Venti Settembre. It is mentioned first by Livy (x. 23. 6) in connection with the dedication of an altar to Pudicitia Plebeia (Fest. 237) in the year 296 B.C. In this street were also shrines to Febris (Val. Max. ii. 5. 6) and FORTUNA (Plut. de Fort. Rom. IO:ἐν δὲ τῷ μακπῷ στενωπῷ Τύχης βωμὸς Εὐέλπιδος), and it occurs on two inscriptions of the empire (CIL vi. 9736, o0023) and in LP (xlvi. vit. Innoc. I, 6). The pavement of this street has been found on a line that crosses the via Nazionale at an angle of twenty degrees near the Banca d'Italia, at various points between the bank and the baths of Diocletian, a distance of one kilometre. The valley through which it ran has been artificially filled up (BC 1886, 186). A considerable part of the north-east section was destroyed by the erection of these baths (RhM 1894, 382-384; HJ 417, 428; Gilb. iii. 368. See also S. Agata dei Goti by Hulsen and others (Rome 1924), 4).

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