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CARSULAE Umbria, Italy.

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.


Forma Italiae VII.1 Tuder-Carsulae (1938) 89-104 and pls. 35-39 (G. Becatti)MI; EAA 2 (1959) 372 (U. Ciotti)I; AA 85 (1970) 319-21 (H. Blanck).


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