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PORTICUS ABSIDATA mentioned only in the Notitia (Reg. IV) and in the Ordo Benedicti of the twelfth century Lib. Cens. Fabre-Duchesne, ii. 148. Benedict is simply borrowing the name from the Curiosum (Mitt. 1907, 429-430). (Urlichs 81; Jord. ii. 664). The name indicates that it was built around the inner curve of an apse or exedra, perhaps that adjacent to the eastern end of the forum of Augustus, part of which is still in existence. If so, it formed a sort of pendant to the forum Transitorium (Jord. ii. 99-100, 319, 474; HJ 328; Mel. 1889, 350; Mon. L. i. 528-530; for a similar use of the name in Dacia, see CL iii. 7729).