Aquileia - Oglej
Cities, Towns and Hamlets


Aqvileja / Aquileja, now Aquileia, was a large and flourishing town of Histria at the head of the Adriatic on the River Natiso and fifteen miles from the coast. It was founded by the Romans in 183 B.C. to block the inroads of the barbarians from the north, a colonia being settled there by a senatorial committee of three (triumviri coloniae deducundae) consisting of the consuls P. Scipio Nasica and C. Flaminius and the ex-praetor L. Manlius Acidinus.

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