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Iano, sc. to the temple of Janus. Cf. xiii.715 n. The identity of this temple has been disputed. It was probably the small chapel said to have been built by Numa at or near the gate betrayed to the Sabines (hence called the porta Ianualis). This was situated in the Argiletum ( Liv.i. XIX. 2) between the Capitoline and Quirmal hills, and in commemoration of the incident was kept open in time of war. Ovid seems to have imperfectly combined two forms of the legend, in which the treachery of Tarpeia was variously represented as successful and unsuccessful.
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