Sulmona

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Sulmona

(so͞olmô`nä), town (1991 pop. 25,454), Abruzzi, central Italy, on the Gizio River. A commercial and light industrial center, it lies in a small, fertile plain enclosed by Apennine peaks. Of note are the Palazzo dell'Annunziata (15th–16th cent.), the Gothic Napoli gate, and the Cathedral of San Panfilo.
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PU *colmi 'knot '> PMd *sulma > MdE sulmo, MdM sulma (UEW 38)
(2003) observed that short-term fasting increased metabolic enzyme activity in the mucosa of the stomach and along the intestinal tract of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), whereas Krogdahl and Bakke-McKellep (2005) found that both shortand long-term fasting decreased mass and enzyme capacities of Atlantic salmon (Sulmo salar).
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His independence may be accounted for by the fact that in 49, six years before his birth, the citizens of Sulmo, his patria, had done Caesar a good turn by opening their gates to his deputy, Antonius, as he invaded Italy.
We remember that, in 49 BC, Ovid's home town Sulmo had tipped the scales in Caesar's favour by welcoming Antonius.
Publius Ovidius Naso was born of minor nobility in the town of Sulmo, about ninety miles from Rome, lived roughly from 43 B.C.
His attachment to Rome is not that of the native, whilst Sulmo does not feature greatly in the exile poetry.
Ovid names Sulmo, his birthplace, and immediately locates it in relation to Rome (Ex Ponto.
Poppy, scarlet poppy, flower of my far-off childhood and the cornfields round our farm at Sulmo, I have brought you into being again, I have raised you out of my earliest memories, out of my blood, to set you blowing in the wind.
His tribunate in 49 began with his defence of Caesar in the senate,(64) a flight to Gaul and a rapidly granted (and totally anomalous) command at Sulmo in February,(65) followed by the commission to govern Italy in Caesar's absence,(66) which he held by late April.
March 20, 43 BC, Sulmo, Roman Empire [now Sulmona, Italy]--d.