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Bŏvillae (Bŏbellae , Tab. Peut.; Bŏbillae , Gromat. Vet. p. 231, 11), ārum, f. (Bŏvilla , ae, f., Front. Colon. p. 103).
I. A small but very ancient town in Latium, a colony from Alba Longa, about twelve miles from Rome, on the Appian Way, and, until some time in the Middle Ages, the first station on it; “it contained the Sacrarium of the Julian gens,Tac. A. 2, 41; 15, 23; id. H. 4, 2; 4, 46; Suet. Aug. 100; Flor. 1, 11, 6; Schol. Pers. 6, 55 al.; Vell. 2, 47, 4: “suburbanae,Prop. 4 (5), 1, 33. Ov. F. 3, 667; Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 63; Inscr. Orell. 2625.—At an inn in this town Clodius, previously attacked and wounded in the Temple of Bona Dea, was murdered by Milo, Ascon. Cic. Mil. Argum. (4).—
B. Derivv.
1. Bŏvil-lānus , a, um, adj., of Bovillœ: “vicinitas,Cic. Planc. 9, 23: “pugna, i.e. the killing of Clodius (with a play on the word bovillus),id. Att. 5, 13, 1 B. and K.—
2. Bŏvillen-ses , ium, m., inhabitants of Bovillœ, Inscr. Fabr. p. 456, n. 74; so Fratr. Arval. Marin. p. 654.—
II. Bovillanus fundus, Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 2, § 3, is referred to another place of the same name in the territory of the Arpini, otherwise unknown.
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