- an ancient Roman city at the northern end of the Adriatic: founded in 181 b.c.; destroyed by Attila in a.d. 452.
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Aquileia received and withstood the first shock of the invasion.
So far as Aquileia is a city at all, it is now a "church city."Sketches from the Subject and Neighbour Lands of Venice
Edward A. Freeman
After some time Aquileia was rebuilt, but not on the same extensive scale.
In 452 the Huns had crossed the Alps and had sacked Aquileia.The Law of Civilization and Decay
With the decline of the Roman power the glory of Aquileia departed.
- a town in NE Italy, at the head of the Adriatic: important Roman centre, founded in 181 bc Pop: 3329 (2001)
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