archaic or obsolete terms > Places: The city of Aquileia was a major Roman metropolis at the head of the Adriatic Sea, half-way between present-day Venice and Trieste.
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formerly a city of the Roman Empire and a patriarchate of the Roman Catholic Church; it is now a village in the Friuli–Venezia Giulia region in ... [5 related articles] Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/92
Aquileia (äkwēle'yä) , town, in Friuli–Venezia Giulia, NE Italy, near the Adriatic Sea. Founded in 181 B.C. by the Romans, it was a stronghold against the barbarians and a trade center. Later, the town was destroyed several times by invaders, notably by Attila (A.D. 452). I... Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0804459.html