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    Cassino lies along the Rapido River at the foot of Monte (mount) Cassino, 87 miles (140 km) southeast of Rome. It originated as Casinum, a town of the ancient Volsci people on a site adjacent to the modern town, on the lower slopes of the mountain. Casinum passed under Roman control in 312 BC and thereafter prospered. It became a bishopric i...

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    Isola del Liri is an interesting little town near Frosinone, in southern Lazio. It is an "island" between two branches of the Liri River, and is known as the "citta' delle cascate" for the waterfalls you find there. These waterfalls helped bring prosperity and industry to Isola del Liri, as they were used to power paper mills, wool mills and felt factories. Ther...

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    A Forum was the main center of a Roman city.

    Usually located near the physical center of a Roman town, it served as a public area in which commercial, religious, economic, political, legal, and social activities occurred. Fora were common in all Roman cities, but none were as grand as the fora of Rome itself.

    A forum is not unlike a Greek Agora in concept and even design som...