Falerii


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Falerii

(fəlēr`ēī), ancient city of Etruria, Italy, W of the Tiber River. It was the capital of the Faliscans, a tribe who fought with the Etruscans against Rome. Falerii fell to Rome in 241 B.C. Modern Civita Castellana is on the site.

Falerii

an ancient city of S Italy, in Latium: important in pre-Roman times
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In relation to the latter, Christie suggests the reason for the excellent preservation of the city wall at Falerii Novi, in contrast with the complete disappearance of houses and monuments within, may have resulted from the foundation of an abbey which reused the wall to define a religious precinct (p.
Since 1997 surface survey work has been undertaken at Falerii Novi, Otricoli (Ocriculum) and Portus, whilst combined survey and excavation has begun at Forum Novum.
At Falerii Novi the bulk of the 26 ha enclosed by the walls has already been surveyed.
Resistivity and magnetometry carried out over 8 ha indicated that, despite its municipal status, Forum Novum was a very small centre of low population density and limited largely to public buildings, contrasting markedly with the evidence from Falerii Novi (FIGURE 4).
Work at Falerii Nevi, Ocriculum and Portus is directed by Simon Keay and Martin Millett and forms part of their broader study of Roman urban settlement systems in the Tiber valley.