Picenum sentence example

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  • The name Marica (" goddess of the salt-marshes") among the Aurunci appears also both on the coast of Picenum and among the Ligurians; and Stephanus of Byzantium identified the Osci with the Siculi, whom there is reason to suspect were kinsmen of the Ligures.
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  • It was separated from Apulia on the south by the river Tifernus, and from Picenum on the north by the Matrinus.
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  • The fifth region was composed solely of Picenum, extending along the coast of the Adriatic from the mouth of the Matrinus to that of the Aesis, beyond Ancona.
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  • The ancient Asculum was the capital of Picenum, and it 1 The epithet distinguishes it from Ascoli Satriano (anc. Ausculum), which lies m.
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  • In 545 it was taken by Totila, but is spoken of by Paulus Diaconus as the chief city of Picenum shortly afterwards.
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  • Potentia must be distinguished from Potentia in Picenum, on the Adriatic coast, near the modern Porto di Recanati, a colony founded in 184 B.C., the same year as Pisaurum, but of which little is known.
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  • This unit passed also into Italy, the libra of Picenum and the double of the Etrurian and Sicilian libra (17); it was there divided in unciae and scripulae (44), the mean of 6 from Italy and Sicily being 6600; one weight (bought in Smyrna) has the name "Leitra" on it.
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  • It was selected by the Romans as a fortress to protect their settlements in northern Picenum, and strongly fortified in 174 B.C. The walls erected at that period, of large rectangular blocks of stone, still exist in great part.
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  • In the 6th century it is called by Procopius the chief town of Picenum, Ancona being spoken of as its harbour.
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  • On the return of Sulla from the Mithradatic War Pompey joined him with an army of three legions, which he had raised in Picenum.
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  • For fuller details the reader must be referred to the separate articles already mentioned, and to lGuvluM, PIcENUM, OscA LINGUA, MARSI, AEQUI, Sicuu and LIGURIA.
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