, Strab.), a town of the Hernicans, which, though not noticed in history, is mentioned both by Pliny and Strabo among the places still existing in their time. (Plin. Nat. 3.5. s. 9
; Strab. v. p.238
.) We learn also from the Liber Coloniarum (p. 232) that it had been colonised by Sulla, and it seems to have received a fresh accession of colonists under Caesar. (Zumpt, de Colon.
pp. 252, 306.)
An inscription, in which it is called “Capitulum Hernicorum,” proves it to have been a place of municipal condition under the empire.
This inscription was discovered on the road from Palestrina
(Praeneste) to a place called Il Piglio,
a small town in the mountains, about 20 miles from Palestrina,
and 8 from Anagni,
which may plausibly be supposed to occupy the site of Capitulum. (Muratori, Inscr.
p. 2049.4; Nibby, Dintorni di Roma,
vol. i. p. 383.)