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APRILIS LACUS an extensive marshy lake in Etruria, situated near the sea-shore between Populonium and the mouth of the Umbro, now called the Layo di Castiglione. It communicated with the sea by a narrow outlet, where there was a station for shipping, as well as one on the Via Aurelia. (Itin. Ant. pp. 292, 500.) The “amnis Prille,” mentioned by Pliny (3.5. s. 8), between Populonium and the Umbro, is evidently a corruption of Prilis, and it is probable that the Prelius Lacus noticed by Cicero (pro Mil. 27), is only another form of the same name. [PRELIUS LACUS]


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.5
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