Sites & cities that bear the name of Falerii Novi

Falerii Novi

Today in : Italy
First trace of activity : 241 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 8th century C.E

Description : Falerii Novi (English: New Falerii) was a walled town in the Tiber River valley, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Rome and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west of Civita Castellana. According to Polybius and Livy, the Falisci people of Falerii Veteres revolted against the Roman Republic in 241 B.C. Titus Manlius Torquatus was sent and during the first battle the Falerii defeated the Romans, but their cavalry was defeated. In the second battle the Romans defeated the Falerii. The slaves of the Falisci and half of their territory were seized, and Falerii Veteres was destroyed. The war lasted six days, with the siege of Falerii Veteres taking three days. The Falisci were resettled in a new town in a less defensible position. It was built on the left bank of Rio Purgatorio on a slight volcanic plateau five kilometers west of Falerii Veteres. The walls of the city, made from tufa blocks, had fifty towers and nine gates. The town remained inhabited until around 700 A.D.

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