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Urbs Vetus
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(Οὐρβιβεντός/Ou rbibentós; modern Orvieto). Etruscan city in the valley of the Pallia (modern Paglia) on a high tuff outcrop (cf. the description of the site of the city in  Procop. Goth. 2,20,5-11; cf. Geogr. Rav. 4,36: Orbevetus; Paulus Diaconus, Historia Langobardorum 4,32;  Procop. Goth. 2,11,1; 2,18,19), its identification with Volsinii Veteres is controversial.


BTCGI 13, 1-88.

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Morciano, Maria Milvia (Florence), “Urbs Vetus”, 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 08 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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