Longula was a town in ancient times in the territory of the Volsci in central Italy.[1] It was located south of Rome, and just north of the Volscian capital Antium.[2]

In 493 BC it was captured by a Roman army under the command of the consul Postumus Cominius Auruncus.[3][4]

In around 488 BC it was retaken by the Volsci.[5]


  1. Purcell, N., R. Talbert, S. Gillies, T. Elliott, J. Becker. "Places: 438775 (Longula)". Pleiades. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  2. Antonio Nibby (1837). Analisi storico-topografico-antiquaria della carta de'dintorni di Roma. pp. 748–.
  3. Livy, Ab urbe condita, 2.33
  4. Comitato per l'archeologia laziale. Incontro di studio (1983). Archeologia laziale. Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche.
  5. Livy, Ab urbe condita, 2.39

Coordinates: 41°35′36″N 12°36′31″E / 41.5933°N 12.6086°E / 41.5933; 12.6086

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