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Fucĭnus Lacus

Now the Lago di Celano or Capistrano. A large lake in the centre of Italy and in the country of the Marsi, about thirty miles in circumference, into which all the mountain streams of the Apennines flow. As the waters of this lake frequently inundated the surrounding country, the emperor Claudius constructed an emissarium or artificial channel for carrying off the waters of the lake into the river Liris. This emissarium, which is nearly perfect, is almost three miles in length. See Emissarium.

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