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Aquinum
(178 words)

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Town in  Latium adiectum in the valley of the  Liris on the via Latina, 80 miles from Rome (It. Ant. 303,4; Tab. Peut. 6,2; Str. 5,3,9; Plin. HN 3,63; Ptol. 3,1,63,4; CIL X 5382), the modern Aquino. It was near A. that in 211 BC Hannibal set out across the river to march on Rome (Liv. 26,9,3). In the late republican era a rich  municipium (production of purple dye, Hor. Epist. 1,10,27) of the tribus Oufentina (Cic. Phil. 2,106; Stat. Sil. 8,405) and soon thereafter  colonia (liber coloniarum 229). Birthplace of  Iuven…

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Quilici Gigli, Stefania (Rome), “Aquinum”, 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 29 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e130890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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