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An ancient people in Latium, originally distinct from the Latins. They dwelt on both sides of the river Liris, and extended down to the Tyrrhene Sea. Their language was nearly allied to the Umbrian. (See Umbria.) They were from an early period engaged in almost unceasing hostilities with the Romans, and were not completely subdued by the latter till B.C. 338, after which time they disappear from history. See Italia.

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