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A municipium near Marino on the N slope of the crater that encloses Lago d'Albano, perhaps a resettlement of the site of the ancient Latins called Munienses, which had disappeared before Pliny's time. It flourished from the time of Augustus to that of Marcus Aurelius, as the epigraphical record shows; it is mentioned only by Pliny (HN 3.69) and the Liber coloniarum (233). Finds in the vicinity range from a prehistoric necropolis to a number of fine Roman villas, notably that of Q. Volconius Pollio excavated in 1884, sculptures from which are now in the Museo delle Terme and the Vatican (Braccio Nuovo), but nothing of the ancient town is visible today.

Below the site, toward the floor of the campagna, are great quarries of peperino (lapis albanus), both ancient and modern.


R. Lanciani, BullComm 12 (1884) 141-71; T. Ashby, PBSR 4 (1907) 147-53; G. & F. Tomassetti, La campagna romana 4 (1926) 173-279.


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