A Geographical and Historical Description of Ancient Italy; With a Map and a Plan of Rome Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...of the same name in La-tium. It is probable that Horace alludes to the former of these places, when he says, Si te grata quies et primam somnus in horam Delectat; si te pulvis strepitusque rotarum, Si laedit caupona; Ferentinum ire jubebo. I. Epist. 17. From Vitruvius, who speaks of some valuable stone quarries in its neighbourhood, we collect that it was a municipium: (II. 7.) Strabo ranks it with the lesser towns of Etruria, (V. 225.) but it is remarked, that Frontinus names it among the colonies of that province. The emperor Otho's family was of this city. (Suet. Oth. I. Sex. Aur. Vict. Tacit. Hist. II. 50. Cf. Ann. XV. 53.) A little to the west was Trossulum, of which some Trossuremains have been discovered at a place which bears the name of Trosso. Cluverius was therefore mistaken in fixing it at Monte Fiasconer. Pliny tells us, that this town having been taken by cavalry alone, the Roman horse from that circumstance obtained the name of Trossuli. (Plin. XXXIII. 2. Cf. Fest. v. Trossuli.) In Livy, (X. 46.) Cluverius would read Trossulum for Troilium. The position of Salpinum, which is mentioned by Salpinx. Livy (V. 31.) as a city allied with Volsinii, is uncertain; but I am indined to think that some trace of it is preserved in the name of an old church called S. Giov. in Selina, a few miles north-east of Vtterbo. The range of hills which lies south of this last MonsCi-mentioned town is the well known Mons Ciminus. The lake of the same name, situated at its foot, is LacusCi-the Lago di Vico, or Ronciglione. (Strab. V. 225.) minus. Et Cinrini cum monte lacum.--Ms. VII. 697. Succinium. It was reported, that a city named Succinium had once been swallowed up in the depths of this lake. (Amm. Marcell. XIII. 16. Sotion. de Mirand. Font. &c.)...
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