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River in the southern Latium, today Amaseno (Verg. Aen. 7,685; Vibius Sequester 20), that flows c. 6 km west of  Tarracina into the  mare Tyrrhenum . In antiquity, rich in water in the upper reaches (Verg. Aen. 11, 547 f.), slow-flowing in the Pontine plain, which contributed to marshes (Str. 5,3,6); in the Roman period estuary edged in wood.


M. Cancellieri, Le vie d'acqua dell'area pontina, in: Quaderni del centro di studio per l'archeologia etrusco-italica 12, 1986, 149-156.

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Quilici Gigli, Stefania (Rome), “Amasenus”, 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 19 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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