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or Falerium. 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.

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