Swamp in Latium (on the Lago di Fondi with a floating island) close to the ancient Amyclae, famous for its wines, especially the sorts Falernus and Setinus (CIL VI 9797). Verified in Rome by numerous amphoras with the inscription Caec(ubum vinum); at the time of Pliny, however, this wine had already become a rarity (Plin. HN 14,61).
Ager Caecubus(65 words)
Cite this pageUggeri, Giovanni (Florence), “Ager Caecubus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e107690>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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