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VEROLI (anc. Verulae), a town and episcopal see of the province of Rome, Italy, 10 m. by road N.E. of Frosinone, 1870 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901) 2622 (town); 12,655 (commune). The town is situated on a hill in a strong position with a fine view, on the site of the ancient Hernican town of Verulae, 7 m. S.E. of Aletrium. It retains remains of its ancient polygonal enceinte, especially near the summit of the hill, later occupied by a medieval castle. It is hardly mentioned in history: we know that it became a municipium in 90 B.C. The cathedral treasury contains the breviary of S. Louis of Toulouse, and some interesting reliquaries, one in ivory with bas-reliefs, and two in the Gothic style, of silver gilt VERON, LOUIS DESIRE (1798-1867), French publicist, was born at Paris on the 5th of April 1798. In 1829 he founded the Revue de Paris, and from 1838 to 1852 was owner and director of the Constitutionnel, in which he published in Eugene Sue's Wandering Jew. It was also during Veron's direction and at his suggestion that Sainte-Beuve contributed the Causeries du lundi. From 1831-1835 he was director of the Paris Opera. In 1852 he was elected to the Corps Legislatif as an official candidate. He was the author of various books, of which the best known is Memoires d'un bourgeois de Paris (1853-1855). He died in Paris on the 27th of September 1867.

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

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