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SESSA AURUNCA, a town and episcopal see of Campania, Italy, in the province of Caserta, on the S.W.
It is situated on the site of the ancient Suessa Aurunca, on a small affluent of the Liri.
The ancient chief town of the Aurunci, Aurunca or Ausona, is believed to have lain over 2000 ft.
The new town kept the old name until 313, when a Latin colony under the name Suessa Aurunca was founded here.
Roman satire, though in form a legitimate development of the indigenous dramatic satura through the written satura of Ennius and Pacuvius, is really a birth of this time, and its author was the youngest of those admitted into the intimacy of the Scipionic circle, C. Lucilius of Suessa Aurunca (c. 180-103).
GAIUS LUCILIUS (c. 180-103 B.C.), the earliest Roman satirist, of whose writings only fragments remain, was born at Suessa Aurunca in Campania.
It is a copy of that of Sessa Aurunca, and preserves the type of the Latin basilica.
In the same year (312) the colony of Interamna Lirenas was founded, while Luceria, Suessa (Aurunca) and Saticula had been established a year or two previously.