A town in Etruria, situated on a height near Mount
Soracté, originally a Pelasgic town, but afterwards one of the twelve Etruscan
cities. Its inhabitants were called Falisci, and were regarded by many as of the same race as
the Aequi, whence we find them often called Aequi Falisci. After a long struggle with Rome,
the Faliscans revolted again at the close of the First Punic War (B.C. 241), when the Romans
destroyed their city. A new town was built on the plain. The white cows of Falerii were valued
Gate of Falerii.
at Rome for sacrifices. There still remain ruins of a theatre, forum, piscina
, gate, etc., of Roman construction, and a number of tombs.