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Alba or Alba Longa , ae, f. v. albus.
I. The mother city of Rome, built by Ascanius, the son of Æneas, upon the broad, rocky margin which lies between the Alban Lake and Mons Albanus; destroyed by Tullus Hostilius, the third king of Rome, and never rebuilt, Enn. Ann. 1, 34, 88; Verg. A. 1, 277; 8, 48; Liv. 1, 27-30; cf. Nieb. Rom. Hist. 1, 220 sq.; Müll. Roms Camp. 2, 97 sq.—
II. The name of several other towns.
A. Alba Fucentĭa , or absol. Alba , a town north-west of Lacus Fucinus, on the borders of the Marsi, now Colle di Albe, Caes. B. C. 1, 15; Cic. Att. 9, 6; Pomp. ap. Cic. Att. 8 post. ep. 12; Plin. 3, 12, 17, § 106.—
B. Alba Pompēĭa , in Liguria, on the river Tanarus, now Alba, Plin. 3, 5, 7, § 49.—
C. Alba Helvĭa or Alba Helvōrum , in Gallia Narbonensis, now Viviers, Plin. 3, 4, 5, § 36.
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