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a street that branched off from the Subura and ran north between the Cispius and the Viminal to the porta Viminalis (FUR frg. 9), and perhaps beyond (cf. ISIS PATRICIA). It seems to have formed the boundary between Regions IV and VI, and to have corresponded closely with the modern Via Urbana. The name is of doubtful origin, although explained by Roman antiquarians (Fest. 221: patricius vicus Romae dictus eo quod ibi patricii habitaverunt, iubente Servio Tullio, ut si quid molirentur adversus ipsum, ex locis superioribus obprimerentur; ib. 351). It is mentioned under the empire (Plut. qu. Rom. ἐν τῷ καλουμένῳ πατρικίῳ στενωπῷ; Mart. vii. 73. 2; x. 68. 2), and in LP (iii. i (vit. Cleti); xcviii. 47 (vit. Leo III), once as a clivus Patricius (xlii. 6 (vit. Innoc. I) ), which may have been the upper part of the vicus (HJ 339). Eins. mentions the church of S. Euphemia in vico Patricio (I. 12; 5.7; 7. 14; HCh 249).

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