Peltuinum

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Peltuinum
Peltuinum.jpg
Part of the remaining town wall.
Location Prata d'Ansidonia, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Type Settlement
History
Cultures Ancient Rome

Peltuinum was a Roman town of the Vestini, on the ancient Via Claudia Nova, 20 km east of L'Aquila, Italy, between the modern-day settlements of Prata d'Ansidonia and Castelnuovo.[1] It was apparently the chief town of that portion of the Vestini who dwelt west of the main Apennine chain. Remains of the town walls, of an amphitheatre, of a temple and of other buildings still exist. The city was the birthplace of Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, a Roman general from the age of Nero.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ancient Town of Peltuinum". Retrieved 23 December 2013. 

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Peltuinum". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 


Coordinates: 42°17′09″N 13°37′13″E / 42.28583°N 13.62028°E / 42.28583; 13.62028