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Lucretius Mons

LUCRETIUS MONS, a mountain of the Sabine territory, mentioned by Horace (Od. i. 17, i) as visible from his Sabine farm, and probably identical with the " Mons Lucretius " mentioned in the Liber Pontificates (ed. Duchesne, i. 183), which speaks of " possessio in territorio Sabinensi quae cognominatur ad duas casas sub monte Lucretio " in the time of Constantine. The name " ad duas casas " is supposed to survive hi the chapel of the Madonna della Casa near Rocca Giovane, and the Mons Lucretilis is generally (and rightly) identified with Monte Gennaro, a limestone peak 4160 ft. high, which forms a prominent feature in the view N.E. of Rome. Excavations on the supposed site of Horace's farm were begun by Professor Pasqui in September 1909. (T. As.)

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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