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On this shore lay, above all, the Campanian plain, centred round the Gulf of
Cumae (Bay of Naples) and, to its north, the 230-mile stretch of lowland Latium;
and then, north of Latium, there was Etruria, separated from it by the River Tiber,
These settlers are described as representatives of the 'Apennine culture*
because they lived on either side of that range, to its north in the valley of the Po,
and to its south in Etruria which extended down as far as Rome's river the Tiber; ...
For it was situated on a steep, sheer plateau, and surrounded on three sides by a
moat of running water, including, beneath the eastern end of the citadel, the River
Cremera (Valchetta) which went on to flow into the Tiber five miles north of ...
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