LUNA (mod. Luni) , an
See also:ancient city of
See also:Etruria, Italy, 42 M . S.E. of the
See also:Sarzana . It was the frontier
See also:town of Etruria, on the
See also:bank of the
See also:river, Macra, the boundary in imperial times between Etruria and
See also:Liguria . When the Romans first appeared in these parts, however, the Ligurians were in possession of the territory as far as Pisa . It derived its importance mainly from its
See also:harbour, which was the gulf now known as the Gulf of
See also:Spezia, and not merely the estuary of the Macra as some authors have supposed . The town was apparently not established until 177 B.C., when a colony was founded here, though jhe harbour is mentioned by
See also:Ennius, who sailed hence for
See also:Sardinia in 205 B.C. under
See also:Manlius Torquatus . An inscription of 155 B.C., found in the forum of Luna in 1857, was dedicated to M .
See also:Marcellus in
See also:honour of his
See also:triumph over the Ligurians and Apuani .
SIR HARRY BURNETT LUMSDEN (1821-1896)
ALVARO DE LUNA (d. 1453)
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