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The name of several towns, originally simply markets or places for the administration of justice.


1.

Appii, in Latium, on the Appia Via, in the midst of the Pomptine marshes, forty-three miles southeast of Rome, founded by the censor Appius Claudius when he made the Appia Via. Here the Christians from Rome met the apostle Paul.


2.

Gallōrum, now Castel Franco, between Mutina and Bononia, memorable for the two battles fought there between M. Antonius and the consuls Pansa and Hirtius.


3.

Iulii or Iulium (Fréjus), a Roman colony founded by Iulius Caesar, B.C. 44, in Gallia Narbonensis, on the coast; the birthplace of Agricola.


4.

Iulium. (See Illiturgis.)


5.

Popilii, in Lucania, east of Paestum.


6.

Segusianōrum, now Feurs, in Gallia Lugdunensis, on the Liger (Loire).


7.

Vocontii, now Vidauban, east of Canet, in Gallia Narbonensis.

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