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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 270 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FERENTUM, or FERENTINUM, an ancient town of Etruria, about 6 m. N. of Viterbo (the ancient name of which is unknown) and 3z M. E. of the Via Cassia. It was the birthplace (32 A.D.) of the emperor Otho, was destroyed in the 11th century, and is now entirely deserted, though it retains its ancient name. It occupied a ridge running from east to west, with deep ravines on three sides. There are some remains of the city walls, and of various Roman structures, but the most important ruin is that of the theatre. The stage front is still standing; it is pierced by seven openings with flat arches, and shows traces of reconstruction. The_necropolis was on the hill called Talone on the north-east. See G. Dennis, Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria (London, 1883), i. 156; Notizie degli scavi, 1900, 401; 1902, 84; 1905, 31.
FERENTINO (anc. Ferentinum, to be distinguished fro...
FERETORY (from Lat. feretrum, a bier, from ferre, t...

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