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date: 04 February 2023



  • Edward Togo Salmon
  •  and T. W. Potter


Anagnia (mod. Anagni), chief town of the *Hernici (Aen. 7. 684), in the fertile Sacco valley, with well-preserved walls. In 306 bce Anagnia became a civitas sine suffragio (see municipium) which *Pyrrhus and *Hannibal later ravaged (Livy 9. 42 f., 26. 9; App. Sam. 10). In the 2nd cent. it acquired full citizenship (Festus 155 Lindsay) and remained a municipium under the empire (reject Lib. colon. p. 230). Vitellius' general *Fabius Valens and Commodus' concubine *Marcia were born here (Tac. Hist. 3. 62; ILS 406). The numerous temples near Anagnia were still celebrated in Marcus *Aurelius' time (Fronto, Ep. 4. 4); some have been identified, including one that dates back at least to the 6th cent. bce.


  • Ancient Geography

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