The porticus Minucia, built in 109 B.C. by Minucius Rufus. This porticus was double, and seems to have consisted of two parts; for, at a later period, we are told that there were two buildings, the porticus Minucia vetus and the porticus Minucia frumentaria. In the latter, under the empire, the distribution of grain tickets to the proletariat took place; while the former was a place for lounging and for political assemblies. The relation between the porticus vetus and the porticus frumentaria has never been satisfactorily explained, as it is expressly stated that they were both built by the same man at the same time.
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