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FORUM ALLIENI

Eth. FORUM ALLIENI a city of Gallia Cisalpina, mentioned only by Tacitus (Tac. Hist. 3.6) during the civil wars of Vitellius and Vespasian, A.D. 69, but [p. 1.907]in a manner that affords little clue to its position, except that it was situated on some river, the passage of which it was important to defend. Cluver was inclined to place it at Ferrara, on the Po; others have fixed on Legnago, on the Adige, between Mantua and Padua, which is certainly the more probable site, and agrees better with the movements of the campaign. (Cluver, Ital. p. 155; Orell. ad Tac. l.c.)

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