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AMERIA (Amelia) Umbria, Italy.

A mumcipium on a tributary of the Tiber founded, according to Cato (Plin. HN 3.114), in 1134 B.C. It was inscribed in the tribus Clustumina and supplied fruit and osiers to the Roman market. The site is naturally strong, improved by impressive fortifications of polygonal masonry. There is considerable variation in the work, with much coursing, and in places most blocks are quadrilateral.

South of the city was found in 1963 a complete bronze cuirass statue thought to be Germanicus. Antiquities from the site are kept in the Palazzo Comunale.


EAA 1 (1958) 317 (C. Pietrangeli & U. Ciotti); AA 85 (1970) 318 (H. Blanck).


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