was, in its narrower signification, the mountain in Latium on whose declivity the town of
Alba Longa was situated. It was the sacred mountain of the Latins, on which the religious
festivals of the Latin Leagne were celebrated (Feriae Latinae
), and on its
highest summit was the temple of Iupiter Latiaris, to which the Roman generals ascended in
triumph when this honour was denied them in Rome. The Mons Albanus in its wider signification
included the Mons Algidus and the mountains about Tusculum.