ATELLA , an
See also:ancient Oscan
See also:town of
See also:Campania, 9 M . N. of Naples and g m . S. of
See also:Capua, on the road between the two . It was a member of the Campanian
See also:confederation, and shared the fortunes of Capua, but remained faithful to Hannibal for a longer
See also:time; the
See also:part of the inhabitants, when they could no longer resist the Romans, were transferred by him to
See also:Thurii, and the town was reoccupied in 211 by the Romans, who settled the exiled inhabitants of Nuceria there . The
See also:fate of Atella at the end of the war, when the latter were able to return to their own city, is unknown .
See also:Cicero was in friendly relations with it, and exerted influence that it might retain its
See also:property in Gaul, so that it is obvious that it had then recovered municipal rights . The town is mainly famous as the
See also:cradle of early
See also:comedy, the Fabulae Atellanae (se, below) . Some remains of the town still exist, including a tower of the city
See also:wall in
See also:brick . See J . Beloch, Campanien (2nd ed.,
See also:Breslau, 189o), p . 379 .
ATELLANAE FABULAE (" Atellan fables ")
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