De Verborum Significatu

Sextus Pompeius Festus

Stercus ex aede Vestae XVII Kal. Iul. defertur in angiportum medium fere clivi Capitolini, qui locus clauditur porta stercoraria.

The dung from the temple of Vesta is carried down on June 15 about halfway up the alley of the Capitoline slope; the place is closed off by the gate of the dung (Porta Stercoraria).

Translation by Jane W. Crawford, © 2001.