Lorium was an ancient village of Etruria, Italy, along the Via Aurelia, 19 km west of Rome.[1][2] Antoninus Pius, who was educated here, afterwards built a palace, in which he died.[3] It was also a favorite haunt of Marcus Aurelius.[4]

Remains of ancient buildings exist in the neighborhood of the road on each side (near the modern Castel di Guido) and remains of tombs, inscriptions, etc., were excavated in 18231824. Parts of an elite villa have been excavated near Castel di Guido as well.[5] Three or four kilometres farther west was probably the post-station of Bebiana, where inscriptions show that some sailors of the fleet were stationed; no doubt a detachment of those at Centumcellae, which was reached by this road.


  1. "Lorio" http://www.cambridge.org/us/talbert/talbertdatabase/TPPlace1245.html
  2. Quilici, L., S. Quilici Gigli, DARMC, R. Talbert, S. Gillies, J. Åhlfeldt, J. Becker, T. Elliott. "Places: 422963 (Lorium)". Pleiades. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  3. John H. Humphrey (1986). Roman Circuses: Arenas for Chariot Racing. University of California Press. pp. 567–. ISBN 978-0-520-04921-5.
  4. Michael Petrus Josephus Van Den Hout; Marco Cornelio Frontón (1999). A Commentary on the Letters of M. Cornelius Fronto. BRILL. pp. 93–. ISBN 90-04-10957-9.
  5. Annalisa Marzano (2007). Roman Villas in Central Italy: A Social and Economic History. BRILL. pp. 311–. ISBN 90-04-16037-X.
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