His wife was Caecilia Metella, who after his death married the dictator Sulla.
The Via Salaria, a very ancient road, with its branch, the Via Caecilia, ran north-eastwards to the Adriatic coast and so also did the Via Flaminia, which reached the coast at Fanum Fortunae, and thence followed it to Ariminum.
See also Caecilia (Mainz, 1835), Bd.
4 For a very complete exposition of the operation of valves in the horn, and of the mathematical proportions to be observed in construction, see Victor Mahillon's "Le Cor," also the article by Gottfried Weber in Caecilia (1835), to which reference was made above.
3.239) mentions his taking a pearl from the ear-drop of Caecilia Metella and dissolving it in vinegar, that he might have the satisfaction of swallowing eight thousand pounds' worth at a draught.
It lay at the point of junction of four roads - the Via Caecilia, the Via Claudia Nova and two branches of the Via Salaria, which joined it at the 64th and 89th miles respectively.
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VIA CAECILIA, an ancient highroad of Italy, which diverged from the Via Salaria at the 35th m.
There was a statue of her as Gaia Caecilia in the temple of Sancus, which possessed magical powers.
Tanaquil and Gaia Caecilia are, however, really distinct personalities.
The anecdotes told of Gaia Caecilia are aetiological myths intended to explain certain usages at Roman marriages.
His mother was Caecilia, of the family of the Metelli, and sister of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus.