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The modern Firenze, or Florence; a town in Etruria, sprung from the ancient Fiesolé, and subsequently a Roman colony, situated on the Arnus (Arno). The Florentini are mentioned by Tacitus ( Ann. i. 79) as sending a deputation to Rome in A.D. 16. Its greatness as a city dates from the Middle Ages. See Perrens, Histoire de Florence (1877-80); Yriarte, Florence (1882).

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