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CINGOLI (anc. Cingulum)

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 375 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CINGOLI (anc. Cingulum), a town of the Marches, Italy, in the province of Macerata, about 14 M. N.W. direct, and 17 M. by road, from the town of Macerata. Pop. (1901) 13,357. The Gothic church of S. Esuperanzio contains interesting works of art. The town occupies the site of the ancient Cingulum, a town of Picenum, founded and strongly fortified by Caesar's lieutenant T. Labienus (probably on the site of an earlier village) in 63 B.c. at his own expense. Its lofty position (2300 ft.) made it of some importance in the civil wars, but otherwise little is heard of it. Under the empire it was a municipium.
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