Lucus Feroniae

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Lucus Feroniae
View of the archaeological site of Lucus Feroniae
Lucus Feroniae is located in Lazio
Lucus Feroniae
Shown within Lazio
Location Lazio, Italy
Region Provincia di Roma
Type Settlement
Periods Roman Republic Roman Empire
Cultures Ancient Rome
Site notes
Excavation dates yes
Public access yes

Lucus Feroniae was an ancient sacred grove ("lucus") dedicated to the Sabine goddess Feronia. It was located in Etruria, across the ancient Via Tiberina, in what is now the territory of the modern commune of Capena, Lazio, next to the border with the neighbouring comune of Fiano Romano.[1]

It was visited both by Latins and Sabines even in the time of Tullus Hostilius and was plundered by Hannibal in 211 BCE. In Imperial times it became an independent community receiving a colony of Octavian's veterans (Colonia Iulia felix Lucoferensis) and possessing an amphitheatre, capable of housing up to 5,000 spectators, a basilica, a forum, baths and numerous other edifices. See Feronia (Etruria).

A museum houses parts of statues, some of them with interchangeable hands and heads, depending from the current emperor ruling.

Roman amphitheater of Lucus Feroniae

The villa of the Volusii Saturnini is located nearby.[2][3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Harris, W., DARMC, R. Talbert, S. Gillies, T. Elliott, J. Becker. "Places: 413184 (Lucus Feroniae)". Pleiades. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Annalisa Marzano (2007). Roman Villas in Central Italy: A Social and Economic History. BRILL. pp. 181–. ISBN 90-04-16037-X. 
  3. ^ Penelope Goodman (7 November 2006). The Roman City and Its Periphery: From Rome to Gaul. Routledge. pp. 52–. ISBN 978-1-134-30335-9. 

Coordinates: 42°07′47″N 12°35′49″E / 42.129717°N 12.596872°E / 42.129717; 12.596872