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[ley-shee-uh m]
  1. a country in ancient Italy, SE of Rome.
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Examples from the Web for latium

Historical Examples

  • There are other maidens unwedded in Latium and Laurentine fields, and of no mean birth.

    The Aeneid of Virgil


  • There was a man in Latium named Tyrrheus, who held the office of royal herdsman.

  • Etruria, Latium, and Greece, all seem to have had a hand in it.

  • Here was a shock for Freydet: Danjou, the shepherd of Latium, had a wig!

    The Immortal

    Alphonse Daudet

  • The first1680 are the Ombrici, after these the Sabini, and finally the inhabitants of Latium.

British Dictionary definitions for latium


  1. an ancient territory in W central Italy, in modern Lazio, on the Tyrrhenian Sea: inhabited by the Latin people from the 10th century bc until dominated by Rome (4th century bc)Italian name: Lazio
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