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p406 Porta Collinaa

Article on p406 of

Samuel Ball Platner (as completed and revised by Thomas Ashby):
A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome,
London: Oxford University Press, 1929.


Porta Collina: a gate in the Servian wall at the north end of the agger, named Collina, because it was on the collis Quirinalis (Liv. II.11.7, 9; 64.3; III.51.10 et passim; Dionys. II.67; ix.24, 68; App. B. C. I.58, 93; Plut. Numa 10, Cam. 22, Sulla 29; de vir. ill. 75; Censorin. d. d. nat. 17.8). At this gate the via Salaria and the via Nomentana divided (Strabo V.234; Fest. 326). Some remains of it were found in 1872 in the Via Venti Settembre under the north-east corner of the Ministero delle Finanze (Mem. L. 2.ii (1874‑1875), 417‑435, pl. IV; BC 1876, 165‑166, pl. XIX; Rosa, Relazione 1873, 33‑34; Jord. I.1.216‑217, 221‑222, 249, 252; RE IV.481; Gilb. II.284). The porta Collina of the Middle Ages is defined as ad Castellum Adriani, and is a gate of the Leonine city. (It occurs under the form Collatina in Magister Gregorius, cf. JRS 1919, 20, 46.)


Thayer's Note:

a According to Smith's Dictionary, it is well known that the Colline gate was originally called Agonensis: see its article on the Agonalia, with further citations.


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