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or Crustumium. A town of the Sabines in the vicinity of Fidenae, and, like Fidenae, founded by a colony from Alba. Its great antiquity is attested by Vergil ( Aen. vii. 629) and by Silius Italicus (viii. 367). From Pliny we learn that the Crustumini were vanquished by Romulus, and that a settlement was formed in their territory. Their city, however, was not finally conquered till the reign of the elder Tarquin (Liv.i. 38). The name of Crustumini Colles appears to have been given to the ridge of which the Mons Sacer formed a part. The tribe called Crustumina evidently derived its name from this ancient city ( Liv. xlii. 34).

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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 7.629
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 1, 38
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