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TOLE´NUS

TOLE´NUS (Turano), a river of Central Italy, which rises in the mountains between Carseoli and the lake Fucinus, flows within a short distance of the walls of the former city, and falls into the Velinus a few miles below Reate. Its name is mentioned [p. 2.1215]only by Ovid and Orosius, in reference to a great battle fought on its banks during the Social War, between the Roman consul Rutilius and the Marsi, in which the Romans were defeated with great slaughter and Rutilius himself slain. (Ovid, Ov. Fast. 6.565; Oros. 5.18.)

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