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Perugia: Art Collection of the Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmio Di Perugia, University for Foreigners Perugia, Constantius of Perugia

Perugia: Art Collection of the Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmio Di Perugia, University for Foreigners Perugia, Constantius of Perugia

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Chapters: Art Collection of the Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmio Di Perugia, University for Foreigners Perugia, Constantius of Perugia, Cippus Perusinus, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Perugia-Citta Della Pieve, Perusia, Ponte San Giovanni, Fontana Maggiore, Battle of Perugia, Umbria Jazz Festival. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 56. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Perugia - Perugia was an Umbrian settlement but first appears in written history as Perusia, one of the twelve confederate cities of Etruria; it was first mentioned in Q. Fabius Pictor's account, utilized by Livy, of the expedition carried out against the Etruscan league by Fabius Maximus Rullianus in 310 or 309 BC. At that time a thirty-year indutiae (truce) was agreed upon; however, in 295 Perusia took part in the Third Samnite War and was reduced, with Volsinii and Arretium (Arezzo), to seek for peace in the following year. In 216 and 205 BC it assisted Rome in the Second Punic War but afterwards it is not mentioned until 41-40 BC, when Lucius Antonius took refuge there, and was reduced by Octavian after a long siege, and its senators sent to their death. A number of lead bullets used by slingers have been found in and around the city. The city was burnt, we are told, with the exception of the temples of Vulcan and Juno the massive Etruscan terrace-walls, naturally, can hardly have suffered at all and the town, with the territory for a mile round, was allowed to be occupied by whomever chose. It must have been rebuilt almost at once, for several bases for statues exist, inscribed Augusto sacr(um) Perusia restituta; but it did not become a colonia, until 251-253 AD, when it was resettled as Colonia Vibia Augusta Perusia, under the emperor C. Vibius Trebonianus Gallus. It is hardly mentioned except by the geographers unti...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=51594