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facts in brief

Part of Albrizzi's map, 1761
Part of Albrizzi's map, 1761

Facts in brief:

Located at confluence of Calore & Sabato rivers; founded by Samnites; later was important Roman town on Appian Way & base for their expansion in S Italy; destroyed by Totila the Ostrogoth in AD 452; ruled by Lombards, Byzantines (11th cen.) & then pope.

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