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CARSULAE (Κάρσουλοι), a city of Umbria, situated on the Via Flaminia between Mevania and Narnia. (Strab. v. p.227.) Tacitus tells us that it was 10 miles from the latter city, and was occupied by the generals of Vespasian when advancing upon Rome by the Flaminian Way, while the Vitellians had posted themselves at Narnia. (Tac. list. 3.60.) This is the only notice of it in history, but we learn from Strabo and Pliny that it was a place of consideration under the Roman Empire, and tiis is confirmed by the ruins still visible at a spot about half way between S. Gemino and Acqsua Sparta, and just about 10 miles N. of Narni. According to Holstenius the site was still called in his time Carsoli, and there existed remains of an amphitheatre and a triumphal arch in honour of the emperor Trajan. (Strab. l.c.; Plin. Nat. 3.14. s. 19; Plin. Ep. 1.4; Holsten. Cluv. p. 99.; D'Anville, Anal. Geogr. de l'Italie, p. 151.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.14
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