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BACCANAE or AD BACCANAS, a station on the Via Cassia, still called Baccano. It is placed by the Itineraries 21 M. P. from Rome, and 12 from Sutrium (Itin. Ant. p. 286; Tab. Peut.), and must, therefore, have been about a mile farther on the road than the modern Baccano; the latter consists only of an inn and a few houses, and the ancient “mutatio” was probably little more. It stands in a basin-shaped hollow, evidently the crater of an extinct volcano, and which must have formed a small lake until artificially drained. (Nibby, Dintorni di Roma, vol. i. p. 281; Dennis's Etruria, vol. i. p. 78.)


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