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Falacrina
FALACRINE (Latin : _Falacrīnum_ or _vīcus Phalacrīnae_; Italian : _Falacrine_) was a village of Ancient Rome that was the birthplace of the emperor Vespasian (9-79AD). LOCATIONThe location of Falacrine has been the subject of debate. The village is described as lying just beyond Reate (modern Rieti
Rieti
), in the Sabine hill country northeast of Rome . According to local tradition before the 16th century, it was on the site of the castle of Alatri , between Greccio and Contigliano. However local historian Vittori believed that Falacrine lay near Cittareale , in the province of Rieti
Rieti
. Latini found ruins in Collicelle, a _frazione _ of Cittareale that he thought were Falacrine
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Latin Language
LATIN (Latin: _lingua latīna_, IPA: ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages . The Latin alphabet
Latin alphabet
is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets , and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet . Latin
Latin
was originally spoken in Latium , in the Italian Peninsula . Through the power of the Roman Republic , it became the dominant language, initially in Italy and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire . Vulgar Latin developed into the Romance languages , such as Italian , Portuguese , Spanish , French , and Romanian . Latin
Latin
and French have contributed many words to the English language . Latin
Latin
and Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
roots are used in theology , biology , and medicine
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Italian Language
ITALIAN (_ italiano_ (help ·info ) or _lingua italiana_ ) is a Romance language . By most measures, Italian, together with Sardinian, is the closest to Latin of the Romance languages. Italian is an official language in Italy , Switzerland , San Marino , Vatican City and western Istria (in Slovenia and Croatia ). It used to have official status in Albania , Malta and Monaco , where it is still widely spoken, as well as in former Italian East Africa and Italian North Africa regions where it plays a significant role in various sectors. Italian is also spoken by large expatriate communities in the Americas and Australia . It has official minority status in Bosnia and Herzegovina , Croatia , Slovenia and Romania
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Vespasian
VESPASIAN (/vɛsˈpeɪʒiən, vɛsˈpeɪziən/ ; Latin : _Titus Flāvius Caesar Vespasiānus Augustus_; 17 November AD 9 – 23 June AD 79 ) was Roman emperor
Roman emperor
from AD 69 to AD 79. Vespasian
Vespasian
founded the Flavian dynastythat ruled the Empire for twenty-seven years. Vespasian
Vespasian
was from an equestrian family that rose into the senatorial rank under the Julio–Claudian emperors. Although he fulfilled the standard succession of public offices and held the consulship in AD 51, Vespasian's renown came from his military success: he was legate of Legio II _Augusta_ during the Roman invasion of Britainin 43 and subjugated Judaea during the Jewish rebellion of 66
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Rieti
RIETI (Italian: ; Latin : _Rĕā́tĕ_) is a city and _comune _ in Lazio , central Italy, with a population of 47,700. It is the capital of province of Rieti and see of the diocese of Rieti , as well as the modern capital of the Sabina region. The town centre stands on a small hilltop, commanding from the southern edge the wide Rieti valley , at the bottom of Sabine mountains and of monti Reatini , including mount Terminillo . The plain was once a large lake, drained by the ancient Romans, and is now the fertile basin of the Velino River . Only the small Ripasottile and Lungo lakes remain of the larger original
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Sabine
Timeline Italy portal * v * t * e The SABINES (/ˈseɪbaɪn/ ; Latin : _Sabini_; Ancient Greek : Σαβῖνοι _Sabĩnoi_; Italian : _Sabini_, all exonyms ) were an Italic tribe which lived in the central Apennines of ancient Italy , also inhabiting Latium north of the Anio before the founding of Rome . The Sabines divided into two populations just after the founding of Rome, which is described by Roman legend. The division, however it came about, is not legendary. The population closer to Rome transplanted itself to the new city and united with the pre-existing citizenry, beginning a new heritage that descended from the Sabines but was also Latinized . The second population remained a mountain tribal state, coming finally to war against Rome for its independence along with all the other Italic tribes
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Rome
ROME (/ˈroʊm/ _ROHM_ ; Italian : _Roma_ (_ listen ), Latin : Rōma_) is the capital of Italy and a special comune (named _ Comune di Roma Capitale_). Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region . With 2,877,215 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the center of the Metropolitan City of Rome , which has a population of 4.3 million residents. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula , within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber . The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states
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Alatri
ALATRI (Latin : Aletrium) is a town and comune of province of Frosinone in the Italian region of the Lazio
Lazio
, with c. 30,000 inhabitants. A part of the traditional region of Ciociaria , it is known for its megalithic acropolis . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Main sights * 2.1 Ancient remains * 2.2 Other * 3 Subdivisions * 3.1 Rioni * 3.2 Frazioni * 4 International relations * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe area of the modern city was settled as early as the 2nd millennium BC. ALETRIUM was a town of the Hernici which, together with Veroli , Anagni and Ferentino
Ferentino
, formed a defensive league against the Volsci and the Samnites around 550 BC. In 530 they allied with Tarquinius Superbus ' Rome, confirming the Etruscan influence in the area attested also by archaeological findings
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Cittareale
CITTAREALE is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti
Province of Rieti
in the Italian region Latium . It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Rome
Rome
and 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of Rieti
Rieti
. Cittareale
Cittareale
borders the following municipalities: Accumoli , Amatrice , Borbona , Cascia
Cascia
, Leonessa , Montereale , Norcia , Posta . The source of the Velino
Velino
river are in the communal territory. Cittareal is home to a large Rocca (castle), which had a strategical importance due to its position between the Kingdom of Naples and the Papal States . Its current appearance date to the reconstruction by the Aragonese in 1479. The church of St
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Province Of Rieti
The PROVINCE OF RIETI (Italian : Provincia di Rieti) is a province in the Lazio region of Italy . Its capital is the city of Rieti . Established in 1927, it has an area of 2,749 square kilometres (1,061 sq mi) with a total population of 159,670 people as of 2013. There are 73 comuni in the province. GEOGRAPHYLocated in the northeast of the Lazio region in the heart of Italy, it is bordered to the west, along the Tiber , with the Province of Viterbo and the Province of Rome , to the north by the Umbrian provinces of Perugia and Terni , and to the east by Province of Ascoli Piceno in the Marche region, and with the provinces of L\'Aquila and Teramo in the Abruzzo region
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Frazione
A _FRAZIONE_ ( ; pl. _frazioni_ ) is the Italian name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a _comune _; for other administrative divisions , see _municipio _, _circoscrizione _, _quartiere _. It is cognate to the English word _fraction_, but in practice is roughly equivalent to "parishes " or "wards " in other countries. CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 History * 3 Countries using the term * 4 Officers * 5 See also DESCRIPTIONTypically the term _frazioni_ applies to the villages surrounding the principal town (the _capoluogo _) of a _comune_. Subdivision of a _comune_ is optional; some _comuni_ have no _frazioni_, but others have several dozen. The _comune_ usually has the same name of the _capoluogo_, but not always. In practice, most _frazioni_ are small villages or hamlets , occasionally a clump of houses
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Amatrice
AMATRICE is a town and comune in the province of Rieti , in northern Lazio
Lazio
(central Italy
Italy
), and the center of the food-agricultural area of Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park . The town was devastated by a powerful earthquake on 24 August 2016. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 The medieval and early modern periods * 1.2 The modern period * 2 Historical buildings * 3 Cuisine * 4 People * 5 Frazioni * 6 References HISTORYArchaeological discoveries show a human presence in the area of Amatrice
Amatrice
since prehistoric times, and the remains of Roman buildings and tombs have also been found. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire , the area became part of the Lombard Duchy of Spoleto
Duchy of Spoleto
, included in the comitatus of Ascoli
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Antrodoco
ANTRODOCO is a town and comune in the province of Rieti
Rieti
, in the Lazio region of central Italy
Italy
. The name derives from the Latin Interocrea (between the mountains). TRANSPORT Antrodoco
Antrodoco
has a station on the Terni–Sulmona railway , with trains to Terni
Terni
, Rieti
Rieti
and L\'Aquila
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Paganico Sabino
PAGANICO SABINO is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Latium
Latium
, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Rome
Rome
and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Rieti
Rieti
. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 196 and an area of 9.2 square kilometres (3.6 sq mi). Paganico Sabino
Paganico Sabino
borders the following municipalities: Ascrea , Collegiove , Marcetelli
Marcetelli
, Pozzaglia Sabina , Varco Sabino
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * _Special_ (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials , a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on _The Blind Leading the Naked _ * "Special", a song on _ The Documentary _ album by GameFILM AND TELEVISION * Special (lighting) , a stage light that is used for a single, s
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