a city of Samnium, mentioned only by Livy (10.39
), who tells us that it was taken by the Roman consul L. Papirius in B.C. 293; and from the amount of booty taken, and number of persons put to the sword, it would seem to have been a considerable town. Its site is supposed by Italian topographers to be occupied by a place called Civita Vecchia,
10 miles N. of Bojano
(Bovianum), and 3 from Molise,
beneath which flows a small stream, said to be still called the Durone,
a tributary of the Trigno
or Trinium. (Galanti, Descr. delle Due Sicil.
lib. 9. c. 4; Romanelli, vol. ii. p. 472.)
This locality was, certainly that of an ancient city, but the evidence to connect it with Duronia is far from satisfactory.