LORIUM, an ancient village of Etruria, Italy, on the Via Aurelia, 1 2 m. W. of Rome. Antoninus Pius, who was educated here, afterwards built a palace, in which he died. It was also a favourite haunt of Marcus Aurelius. Remains of ancient buildings exist in the neighbourhood of the road on each side (near the modern Castel di Guido) and remains of tombs, inscriptions, etc., were excavated in 1823-1824. Two or three miles farther west was probably the post-station of Bebiana, where inscriptions show that some sailors of the fleet were stationed no doubt a detachment of those at Centumcellae, which was reached by this road.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)