an ancient Roman city at the northern end of the Adriatic: founded in 181 b.c.; destroyed by Attila in a.d. 452. Unabridged
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Aquileia (ˌækwɪˈliːə)
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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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 northeastern Italy, on the Natisone River near the Adriatic coast, northwest of Trieste

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