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CUCULUM (Κούκουλον, Strab. v. p.238), a town of Central Italy, mentioned only by Strabo, who tells us that it was near the Via Valeria, but not on it, and seems to place it after Carseoli and Alba, in following the course of that road. There can be little doubt that it has been correctly fixed by Holstenius (Not. ad Cluv. p. 155), at a place still called Cucullo, a small town on the ridge of the Apennines, that separates the. basin of the lake Fucinus from the valley of Corfinium and Sulmo, and about 5 miles from the pass of the Forca Carrosa, where the Via Valeria traverses the ridge in question. It would be thus on the very confines of the Marsi and Peligni, but it is not known to which people it belonged. (Romanelli, vol. iii. pp. 139, 140; but see Kramer, Der Fuciner See, p. 61, note.)


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