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Bologna, an ancient city and colony of the Romans, was at first called Felsina by the Etruscans; then, by the Soii, a people of Gaul, it was called in their native language Boionia. For earlier it was the first city of the Etruscans beyond the…

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Perugia is a very ancient and noble city of Etruria; formerly the first, it is now called the third of the Etrurian cities. Justin says it was built by the Achaeans. It has its beginning before the city of Roma was built, although others say that…

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Toulouse is a city in the province of Transalpine Gaul. Its foundations were laid by a certain Tolosus, a Trojan. When the Romans had begun to send colonies there, they rendered it adorned with an amphitheater, capitol, and other buildings, some of…

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Milan is a very powerful city among the Insubrians, the metropolis of all Cisalpine Gaul and mother of the other cities. It had its origin, which Livy of Padua and Pompeius Trogus recount, from the Gauls who had come up into Italy under the…

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Aquileia, once the first and mightiest of the cities of Italy located beyond the Po, and also the most beautiful, was situated a short distance from the sea. In our time, though, it is almost entirely abandoned. About his time, according to the…

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Rome, a city to be celebrated throughout the world, mistress of all things in Latium, and lying beside the River Tiber, was named after Romulus its founder. They state that it was founded by him in the eleventh year of Hezekiah, king of Judah, and in…

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Troy is a region of Asia Minor in which the most celebrated city of Ilium was; sometimes the name Troy is given to the city itself. According to Homer, Troy is indeed the most distinguished of all cities which exist under the sun and the starry…

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Sodom and Gomorrah, and other cities, are said to have been burned down as punishment from the Lord for their unspeakable sin, and Lot alone, along with his two daughters and his wife, was saved. Since the inhabitants acted outrageously to and…

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Babylonia, or Babylon, was a distinguished in Chaldea. Although Belus, son of Nimrod, reigned in Babylon for many years, whose kingdom was enclosed in a small circuit, all the Greek and Latin historians, as well as poets, nevertheless report that…

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Jerusalem is the name of a city in Palestine, the metropolis of the Jews. It was first called Jebus, afterwards Salem, third Jerusalem, and finally Elijah. The first founder of the city (as Josephus says) was Canaan, who was named ‘just king,’…
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