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AUFINA

AUFINA a city of the Vestini, mentioned only by Pliny (3.12. s. 17), who enumerates the “Aufinates Cismontani” among the communities of the Vestini; and tells us that they were united with the Peltuinates, but whether municipally or locally, is not clear. The modern village of Ofena, about 12 miles N. of Popoli, in the lofty and rugged group of mountains N. of the Aternus, retains the ancient site as well as name. It was a bishop's see as late as the 6th century, and numerous antiquities have been found there. (Holsten. Not. in Cluver. p. 140; Romanelli, vol. iii. p. 271.)

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