from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of ancient Latium in central Italy southeast of Rome. According to legend, it was founded before 1100 BC and was the birthplace of Romulus and Remus.


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  • His son Ascanius left the low and unhealthy site of Lavinium, and founded a city on higher ground, which was called Alba Longa (the long, white city), and the mountain on the side of which it was, the

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  • After him his son Iulus should reign for thirty years, and build a city to be called Alba Longa, where his descendants would hold sovereign power for three hundred years.

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  • "Alba Longa," from which Rome sprang, is an interesting spot, but the newly discovered spiritual birthplace of America may excite deeper emotions.

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  • Caesar claimed descent from the Roman goddess Venus, and the ancient kings of Alba Longa, one of Rome's first acquisitions.

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  • We were the Kings of Alba Longa, and after it fell to King Servius Tullius of Rome, we were brought into Rome as her foremost citizens.

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  • After Aeneas died and Iulus grew up, he founded the city of Alba Longa on the Alban Mount-uphill from Bovillae, you might say.

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  • Patricians of the tribe Fabia, once the Kings of Alba Longa, and descended from Iulus, who was the son of Aeneas, who was the son of the goddess Venus.

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  • The eldest son, Scipio Aemilianus, proved the most militarily competent of the rebels, and held out in Alba Longa for some time.

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  • Which is the difference between the blond Julius Caesars from Alba Longa and the blond Pompeys from Picenum.

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  • Ten miles northwest of Rome was Veii, an Etruscan city, and about the same distance southeast was Alba Longa.

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