^Christian Hülsen, Le Chiese di Roma nel Medio Evo (Florence: Olschki) 1927
^A fanciful derivation from the Latin mirare, to admire, imagined as referring to the excellent panorama of the Forum from the church's steps, diachronically attributes to the medieval public an eighteenth-century appreciation for the picturesque.
Platner, Samuel Ball, (revised by Thomas Ashby), A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, (London: Oxford University Press), 1929. (On-line text)
Touring Club Italiano (TCI) Roma e Dintorni 1965:133.