See also:ancient city of Italy, on the Via
See also:Valeria; 42 M . E. by N. of Rome . It was founded in the
See also:country of the
See also:Aequi between 302 and 298 B.C., just after the
See also:establishment of
See also:Alba Fucens, no doubt as a stronghold to guard the road to the latter . It is mentioned in 2 11 B.C. as one of the twelve out of
See also:thirty Latin colonies which protested their inability to furnish more men or
See also:money for the war against Hannibal . We find it used in 168 B.C. like Alba Fucens as a place of confinement for
See also:political prisoners . It was sacked in the Social War, but probably became a municipium after it, though we hear but little of it . The
See also:town of Carsoli first appears in a diploma of A.D . 866, but the old site does not seem to have been abandoned until the 13th century . It is now occupied only by vineyards, and lies about 2100 ft. above
See also:sea-level, in a plain surrounded by mountains, now called Piano del
See also:Cavaliere . The
See also:line of the city walls (originally in tufa, and reconstructed in
See also:limestone), built of rectangular blocks, can be traced, and so can the scanty remains of several buildings, including the podium or
See also:base, of a
See also:temple, and also the ancient branch road from the Via Valeria (which itself keeps just south-east of
See also:Carsioli), traversing the site from
See also:north to south . The
See also:forty-third milestone of the Via Valeria still lies at or near its
See also:original site; it was set up by
See also:Nerva in A.D . 97 .
One mile to the north-west of Carsioli are the remains of an ancient aqueduct consisting of a buttressed
See also:wall of concrete
See also:crossing a valley . See G . J . Pfeiffer and T .
See also:Ashby in Supplementary Papers of the
See also:American School in Rome, i . (1905), to8 seq . (T .
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