American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A people of ancient Italy whose territory was conquered by the Romans in the fourth century B.C.
- n. historical An ancient Italic people and culture from the first century of the Roman republic.
- From the Latin Volscī. (Wiktionary)
“Coriolanus throws his lot in with his former enemies, the Volsci, and leads them in turn to military success against his home city.”
“He returns to Antium, the Volsci capital, with a peace treaty; the Volsci general Aufidius, unimpressed by this latest shift of allegiance, has him killed on the spot, and the play ends.”
“Clive Brill, the director, has had a good idea for the soundscape which doesn't quite work: the Volsci are Yorkshiremen, and the incidental music is therefore all in colliery brass band style.”
“CORIOLANUS, a Roman patrician, who, being driven from the city, took refuge with Aufidius, the leader of the Volsci.”
“Fidenae did to you, the wrong that the Eques, the Volsci, and the Sabines have done to you.”
“Volsci and Samnites, they were, we are told, men disinterested and virtuous.”
“Soon after this the Latin League was formed, and a military alliance was made with Rome to defend the homeland against invading Aequi and Volsci.”
“This ancient stronghold of the Volsci, fanatically loyal to Carbo's cause, stood atop a mountain twenty miles to the southwest, and gladly opened the gates in its impregnable walls to receive Ahenobarbus's ten thousand men.”
“Did it have an Oscan ring to it, just because there were Samnites and Volsci called Marius?”
“After the treaty of 354 mentioned above, both the Romans and Samnites had, independently of each other, been waging war upon the Volsci.”
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