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Allia
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River in  Latium vetus, rises by the montes Crustumini, flows c. 16 km before Rome into the  Tiber (Liv. 5,37,6-8); the Romans were defeated here by the Gauls on the XV Kalendis Sextilis in 390 BC (Eutr. 1,20; Diod. Sic. 14,114,1-7; 115,1 f.; Plut. Camillus 18,4-7; 19,1), since then dies nefas ( fasti ) (dies Alliensis: Liv. 6,1,28; Verg. Aen. 7,717; Tac. Hist. 2,91; Varro, Ling. 6,32; Luc. 7,408; Cic. Att. 9,5), followed by the festival of  Lucaria (Paul. Fest. 119; Varro Ling. 5,8; Macrob. Sat. 1,4,15). In 377 BC the Praenestini ( Praeneste) were defeated here (Liv. …

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Quilici Gigli, Stefania (Rome), “Allia”, 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 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e116020>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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