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probably a name which came to be given to the district lying along the right bank of the Tiber, from the Aurelian wall to the Vaticanum, on account of the building activity of Septimius Severus in part of this quarter (cf. PORTA SEPTIMIANA). This name does not occur in any ancient sources (unless we accept the reading Septimianae in Hist. Aug. Sev. 19; cf. THERMAE SEPTIMIANAE), but is to be inferred from its use in the Middle Ages, reappearing in the designations of churches, as S. Iacobi in Septimiano (1286), S. Leonardi de Sitignano, S. Lucia de Septignano (Arm. 653, 656; Mel. 1914, 351-352; HJ 656; HCh 268, 299, 305); cf. CORARIA SEPTIMIANA.

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