A city of the
Vestini and a Roman prefecture on the high plain of
Aquila near Prata d'Ansidonia and Castelnuovo. The
community referred to itself as pars Peltuinatium (CIL
IX, 3420, 3430 = ILS
5668) or as civitas Peltuinatium
IX, 3314 = ILS
The entire perimeter of the walls is recognizable, including long, exposed stretches with several towers and the W gate. The remains of several buildings are well preserved, including a theater and a rectangular foundation, perhaps for a temple. The Via Claudia Nova constituted the main axis within the urban area. The aqua Augusta was constructed under Tiberius and enlarged
by Sex. Vitulasius L. f. Qui. Nepos, sub-consul in A.D. 78.
IX, p. 324ff; H. Nissen, Italische
2 (1902) 441; R. Gradner in JRS
221ff; A. La Regina in Quaderni Ist. Topogr. Ant. Univ. Roma
, I (1964) 69ff; id. in MemLinc
13 (1968) 396-400, 429ff.
A. LA REGINA