A town on the
Via Flaminia, 18 km N of Narnia, belonging to the
tribus Clustumina. It figured in history only in A.D. 69
when Vespasian's army marching on Rome halted there,
while the Vitellians held Narnia (Tac. Hist
. 3.60). Its
ruins are well preserved. Arches spanned the Via
Flaminia at either gate; one survives. Around the forum,
excavations have been in progress for the last 25 years;
three sides of the trapezoidal square, including a basilica,
twin temples on podia, and twin quadrifrontal arches
have been uncovered; with, just to the E, an amphitheater (86 x 62 m) set in a limestone sink, and a theater.
All the buildings are of similar construction and seem
to belong to the Early Imperial period.
(1938) 89-104 and pls. 35-39 (G. Becatti)MI
(1959) 372 (U. Ciotti)I
85 (1970) 319-21 (H.
L. RICHARDSON, JR.