The original main road ran to Nuceria by Mevania; a branch by Interamna and Spoletium joined it at Forum Flaminii.
Nola lay on the Via Popillia from Capua to Nuceria and the south, and a branch road ran from it to Abella and Abellinum.
It was a member of the Campanian confederation, and shared the fortunes of Capua, but remained faithful to Hannibal for a longer time; the great part of the inhabitants, when they could no longer resist the Romans, were transferred by him to Thurii, and the town was reoccupied in 211 by the Romans, who settled the exiled inhabitants of Nuceria there.
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NUCERIA ALFATERNA (mod.
Even during the Social War Nuceria remained true to Rome, though the dependent towns joined the revolt; after it they were formed into independent communities, and Nuceria received the territory of Stabiae, which had been destroyed by Sulla in 89 B.C., as a compensation.
It was dependent upon Nuceria Alfaterna until it joined the revolt against Rome in the Social War (90 B.C.).
In 89 it was taken and destroyed by Sulla, and its territory given to Nuceria as a reward for fidelity to Rome.
Nor are its dimensions (460 by 345 ft.) such as to place it in the first rank of structures of this class, nor are there any underground chambers below the arena, with devices for raising wild beasts, &c. But, as we learn from the case of their squabble with the people of Nuceria, the games celebrated in the amphitheatre on grand occasions would be visited by large numbers from the neighbouring towns.
Nola and Nuceria in Campania, Thurii and Metapontum in Lucania were sacked.
NOCERA UMBRA (anc. Nuceria Camellaria), a town and episcopal see in the province of Perugia, Italy, 12 M.
2 It was connected by a road with the Via Flaminia at Nuceria (Norcera), a distance of 70 m.
The road thence went on to Nuceria (whence a branch road ran to Septempeda and thence either to Ancona or to Tolentinum and Urbs Salvia) and Helvillum, and then crossed the main ridge of the Apennines, a temple of Jupiter Apenninus standing at the summit of the pass.
By means of the Via Campana it had easy communication north-westward with Neapolis, Puteoli and Capua, and thence by the Via Appia with Rome; and southwards with Pompeii and Nuceria, and thence with Lucania and the Bruttii.