built by Q. Lutatius Catulus next to his house on the
Palatine, after his victory over the Cimbri in 101 B.C. Clodius enlarged
the area of this porticus during Cicero's exile,1
but it was afterwards
restored to its original dimensions by decree of the senate (Cic. de domo
62, 102, 114, 116, 137; de Har. resp. 58; adAtt. iv. 2
. 5; 3. 2; Val. Max.
. ; HJ 57, 58.