Longula (ancient Volscian Town)
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Longula Ancient Volscian Town

Longula was a town in ancient times in the territory of the Volsci in central Italy.[1] It was located south of Rome, and just north of the Volscian capital Antium.[2]

In 493 BC it was captured by a Roman army under the command of the consul Postumus Cominius Auruncus.[3][4]

In around 488 BC it was retaken by the Volsci.[5]


  1. ^ Purcell, N., R. Talbert, S. Gillies, T. Elliott, J. Becker. "Places: 438775 (Longula)". Pleiades. Retrieved 2015.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Antonio Nibby (1837). Analisi storico-topografico-antiquaria della carta de'dintorni di Roma. pp. 748-.
  3. ^ Livy, Ab urbe condita, 2.33
  4. ^ Comitato per l'archeologia laziale. Incontro di studio (1983). Archeologia laziale. Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche.
  5. ^ Livy, Ab urbe condita, 2.39

Coordinates: 41°35?36?N 12°36?31?E / 41.5933°N 12.6086°E / 41.5933; 12.6086

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