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ACELUM (Asolo) Italy.

A city in the Veneto region (Plin. 3.130; Ptol. 3.1.30), between Treviso and Feltre, to the W of the Via Claudia Augusta. In the surrounding territory have been found manifestations of the Paleolithic Age, remains of elephas primigenius and an Iron Age necropolis It was probably a Roman municipium ascribed to the Claudia tribus. The ruins of a theater are visible, with parts of the scaena and of the cavea, as well as a bath building. In the Civic Museum are fragments of architectural decoration from the theater, funerary monuments, and small bronzes.


P. Fraccaro, “Intorno ai confini e alla centurazione degli agri di Patavium e di Acelum,” Studi di Antichità Classica (1940); R. Battaglia et al., Storia di Venezia I (1957). See also NSc (1876-85).


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.19
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