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PLESTIA Umbria, Italy.

A municipium of the tribus Ufentina in a pass by the Lacus Plestinus, midway from Fulginia to Serravalle. Colfiorito is the nearest town. It was the scene of a disastrous defeat of Roman cavalry by Hannibal shortly after the Battle of Trasimene. Excavations since 1960 have laid bare a Republican temple, an Iron Age settlement and graveyard, and an important Umbro-Picene sanctuary of Cupra Mater with a votive stips.


EAA 6 (1965) 246 (G. Annibaldi); AA (1970) 322 (H. Blanck).


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