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assumed to be the gate through which the VIA ARDEATINA (q.v.) passed, although such a gate is nowhere mentioned in ancient or mediaeval literature. The most probable line of the road from the porta Naevia of the Servian wall passes through the part of the wall which was destroyed by the erection of the bastione di Sangallo in 1538, and there are indications in the architect's drawings of a small gate at this point. Whether it was like the other principal gates or merely a postern (posterula) is uncertain. Poggio says that it had an inscription of Honorius upon it, but no copy is known (Jord. i. I. 367; Mitt. 1894, 320-327; RE ii. 613; T ii. 410-411). See VIA LAURENTINA.

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