from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of northeast Italy near the Adriatic Sea. Founded by the Romans as a military outpost in 181 B.C., it was frequently destroyed by invaders, including Attila (A.D. 452).


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  • Through the dust I came to Aquileia, which is now an old cathedral, built upon the remains of a very early basilica, standing in a space in

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  • A dispute for precedence between the Sees of Ravenna, Milan, and Aquileia was settled in favour of Ravenna, the bishop of which was, in the absence of the emperor, to take his station at the pope's right.

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  • In particular he favoured the monks, and founded over twenty monasteries in the Dioceses of Bamberg, Würzburg, Ratisbon, Passau, Eichstätt, Halberstadt and Aquileia.

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  • The Catholic Encyclopedia suggests he suffered martyrdom at Aquileia, possibly during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian.

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  • In 168 the German campaign against the Marcomannic and Quadi tribes finally got under way, but in January 169 the further spread of plague forced Marcus and Lucius, whose joint presence at the front was now deemed necessary, to abandon their winter camp at Aquileia.

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  • Its anonymous author did his level best to imply that the engagement was of long standing, even though this was demonstrably untrue, claiming it had been predicted by a painted portrait in the imperial palace at Aquileia, which showed Fausta as a child, “adorable for her divine beauty,” offering an engagement gift of a plumed helmet to her youthful swain.23

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  • The prospective emperor and his mother were left in Aquileia while the armies of the East clashed with their opposite numbers from the West.

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  • From Aquileia the imperial party proceeded triumphantly to Rome, where on 23 October 425 Placidia witnessed the investiture of her now six-year-old son as Augustus, without equal in the West.62

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  • He did defeat Gratian, if I remember rightly, before being defeated and executed himself at Aquileia.

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  • That same June – forces loyal to Constantius II – captured the city of Aquileia on the north Adriatic coast which was subsequently besieged by 23,000 men loyal to Julian.

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