Amiternum

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The Roman amphitheatre of Amiternum

Amerernum is an ancient Sabine prefectura in the Abruzzo region of modern Italy.

It was stormed by the Romans in 293 BC. It lay at the point of junction of four roads: the Via Caecilia, the Via Claudia Nova and two branches of the Via Salaria.

There are considerable remains of an an amphitheatre and a theatre, all of which belong to the imperial period, while on the hill of the sourronding village of S. Vittorino there are some Christian catacombs.

Amiternum was the birthplace of the historian Sallust.

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