Lake in the largest of the volcanic craters of the mons Albanus , where Alba Longa and various villas were located, e.g. those of Pompey and Domitian, as well as the Castra Albana of Septimius Severus. In 398 BC the water level was regulated through a drainage channel (Liv. 5,15; Cic. Div. 1,100). Famous wines grew on the slopes (Plin. HN 14,64; 23,33).
P. Chiarucci, Albano Laziale, 1988.
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Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence),
“Lacus Albanus”, 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 13 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e628040>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510