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Albanus lacus  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Albanus lacus (mod. Lago Albano), ‘Alban Lake’, a crater lake in the *Albanus mons near Rome. Its wooded banks in imperial times were studded with *villas, e.g. *Domitian's. Lacking natural outlets, ... More

album  

Tim Cornell

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Dec 2015
An album was a whitened board or tablet on which information could be published in writing. Such tablets were widely used in Roman public life, for example to publicize the *praetors' edicts. Album ... More

alcoholism, Roman  

John Maxwell O'Brien and Barney Rickenbacker

The ancient Romans were as interested in the harmful effects of excessive drinking and chronic intoxication as their Greek counterparts. In On the Nature of Things, *Lucretius writes that wine's fury ... More

Alesia  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Alesia, a hill-fort of the Mandubii, modern Alise-Ste Reine, where, in 52 bce, Caesar besieged and captured *Vercingetorix. The site was not abandoned, but developed as a thriving ... More

Aletrium  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Aletrium (mod. Alatri), town of the *Hernici 70 km. (43 mi.) south-east of Rome. Always loyal to Rome after 358 bce, Aletrium became a prosperous *municipium (Cic. Clu.46) and remained such (reject ... More

Allifae  

Edward Togo Salmon and D. W. R. Ridgway

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Dec 2015
Allifae, mountain town overlooking the *Volturnus the gateway between *Samnium and *Campania: modern Alife, which has an archaeological museum (an epigraphic collection is in nearby ... More

Altinum  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Altinum (mod. Altino, near Venice), from the 5th cent. bce a centre of the *Veneti (2), and later a Roman *municipium. It prospered as a highway junction, where the *via Postumia, *via Popillia, ... More

Ammaedara  

R. J. A. Wilson

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Dec 2015
Ammaedara (mod. Haidra), a Roman city in western Tunisia on the Carthage–Theveste trunk road, 36 km. (22 mi.) north-east of the latter. The first fortress of the Legio III Augusta was ... More

amphitheatres  

Ian Archibald Richmond and Janet DeLaine

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Dec 2015
The earliest surviving permanent amphitheatres are found in *Campania, the well-preserved example at *Pompeii, called spectacula by its builders (CIL 10. 852), being the only closely datable example ... More

amphorae and amphora stamps, Roman  

David J. Mattingly

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Mar 2016
Amphorae, ceramic coarseware jars used for transporting a range of goods, provide the most abundant and meaningful archaeological data on the nature, range, and scale of Roman inter-regional trade in ... More

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