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Porta Triumphalis
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[German version]

Construction in Rome, about which ancient evidence is scanty [1] and whose location and relationship to the city wall have always been disputed. The route of a triumph always passed through this gate (Cic. Pis. 23,55; Ios. BI 7,130 f.), which is to be sought on the sacred border of Rome, the Pomerium, and not primarily in the city wall, even if the two may have coincided in certain phases of the history of the city. The ritual passing to the domi ('at home') region from the militiae ('in the field') one may have had a function of expiation, purification or transitio…

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Willers, Dietrich (Berne), “Porta Triumphalis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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