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World Encyclopedia

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Mountain range extending the length of Italy, a continuation of the Pennine Alps. The ‘backbone’ of Italy, it stretches c

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Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Italy's limestone mountain backbone, branch off from the Alps near Genoa (*Genua). At first they are of moderate height (900–1,200 m.; 3,000–4,000 ft.), and run eastwards forming the ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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the Apennines, the mountain range in Italy, the ‘hilles hye’ which mark the boundary of Lombardy (Lumbardye) (IV.45).

Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna  

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Region in n central Italy, bordering the Adriatic Sea; the capital is Bologna. It was incorporated in the Kingdom of Italy in 1860. The n part of Emilia-Romagna forms a ...
Italy

Italy  

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Despite regional divisions and a series of unstable governments, Italy remains an important player in EuropeItaly is dominated by mountains. The Alps loom over the north of the country and merge with ...
Latium

Latium  

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Ancient sources make a useful distinction between Old Latium (Latium Vetus), the land of the ancient Latins, bounded to the NW by the rivers Tiber and Anio and to the east by the Apennines and ...
Lombardy

Lombardy  

Lombardy is an administrative unit, a region of Italy that acquired its present form within the unified Italian nation in the 19th century. Today it comprises the episcopal sees and ...
Massicus mons

Massicus mons  

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Mountain spur projecting from the Apennines towards the Tyrrhenian sea and separating Latium from Campania. It is not lofty but very fertile; grapes from its slopes produced some of the ...
Picenum

Picenum  

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Is situated east of the Apennines in the mid-Adriatic region, the warlike iron-age inhabitants of which practised inhumation. The inscriptions in the area fall into two groups: northern, from ...
Praeneste

Praeneste  

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Occupied a cool, lofty spur of the Apennines 37 km. (23 mi.) ESE of Rome. It first appears in history in the 5th cent. bc as a powerful Latin city, whose strategic site facing the Alban Hills was ...
Sabines

Sabines  

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People of ancient Italy. The Sabines occupied an area to the NE of Rome along the east side of the Tiber valley and extending to the Apennine uplands. They play an important part in the legends of ...
Samnium

Samnium  

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An Oscan‐speaking district in the central southern Apennines. A warlike people, the Samnites were divided into four tribal states, but were linked in a confederation. A generalissimo led the ...
Tiber

Tiber  

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A river of central Italy, upon which Rome stands. It figures in the doom-laden prophecy of Virgil's Aeneid, book 6, ‘I see…the Tiber foaming with much blood’, a line referred to by the Conservative ...
Tibur

Tibur  

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Occupies a commanding site controlling the route up the Anio valley east into the central Apennines. It was a major settlement by the end of the 7th cent. bc. An important member of the Latin League, ...
Umbria

Umbria  

The region derives its name from the Umbri, a people whose supremacy once extended from the Tyrrenian to the Adriatic and the mouths of the Po, including much of lower ...
via Cassia

via Cassia  

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A road running north from Rome through Sutrium, Volsinii to Arretium. Here it joined with a road which led across the Apennines to Bononia and then Aquileia. The Cassia proper ...
via Valeria

via Valeria  

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An important road that ran eastwards from Rome to its colony of Alba Fucens (founded 303 bc), and later to Aternum on the Adriatic. Of great antiquity, it may have ...
Villanovan Culture

Villanovan Culture  

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[CP]Term applied loosely to the early Iron Age of Etruria and northern Italy, named after the type‐cemetery near Bologna, excavated in 1853 and dated to the 9th–8th centuries bc. The origins of the ...
Volsci

Volsci  

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People of ancient Italy. It seems that in the early 5th cent. bc they overran Latium and occupied the Monti Lepini, most of the Pomptine plain, and the coastal region from Antium to Tarracina. During ...

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