Geographical sites:

  • Amiternum (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #413013)
    Pleiades_icon Amiternum settlement, amphitheatre, theatre Geocontext: S. Vittorino
    Description: Amiternum was an ancient settlement of the Sabines that Rome captured in 293 BC. The settlement was situated at the intersection of four Roman roads: the Via Caecilia, the Via Claudia Nova, and the two branches of the Via Salaria. The historian Sallust was born at Amiternum in 86 BC.


Text #3548

Obsequens. "A Book of Prodigies After the 505th year of Rome"


  1. P. Africano C. Livio coss. AUC 607/147 BC

At Amiternum a boy with three feet and one hand was born. At Rome and around many places were struck by lightning. At Caere the land flowed with a river of blood and at night the sky and earth seemed to be on fire. At Frusino mice gnawed the sacred gold. At Lanuvium between the third and fifth hour two variegated halos encircled the sun, the one with a red line, the other with a white one. A star blazed for thirty two days. and when Carthage was besieged, because of Hasdrubal there was cruelty inflicted on the Roman captives according to barbarian custom, then Carthage was razed by Aemilianus.

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