geographical name ancient city of Etruria in central Italy NNW of Rome

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  • Veii — (pron. WAY ee or VAY ee; also Veius in it|Veio) was, in ancient times, an important Etrurian city 16 km NNW of Rome, Italy; its site lies in the modern comune of Formello, in the Province of Rome.Veii was the richest city of the Etruscan League,… …   Wikipedia

  • Veii — [vē′yī] ancient Etruscan city northwest of Rome: destroyed by the Romans in 396 B.C …   English World dictionary

  • Veii — /vee yuy, vay yee/, n. an ancient city in central Italy, in Etruria, near Rome: Etruscan city destroyed by the Romans 396 B.C. * * * Ancient Etruscan town. It was located about 10 mi (16 km) northwest of Rome, near modern Veio. An important city… …   Universalium

  • Veii — Lage der Städte Rom und Veji Veji (lateinisch Veii, heute Veio bei Isola Farnese) war eine wichtige antike etruskische Stadt; sie lag an der Cremera, einem Nebenfluss des Tiber, 18 Kilometer nordnordwestlich von Rom und ist aus Siedlungen der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Veii — Véies Localisation de Véies. Noter la proximité de Rome Véies (prononcer [vé i]), en latin Veii (la prononciation et la graphie Véiès sont donc fautives), était une puissante cité étrusque située à la frontière sud de l Étrurie, dans la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • VEII —    This key Etruscan city of South Etruria was the largest (approximately 190 hectares), most dominant settlement in its landscape and was located only 17 kilometers from Rome. The Final Bronze Age occupation is difficult to establish compared… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • Veii — Sp Vèjai Ap Veii lotyniškai L ist. mst. C Italijoje …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • VEII —    an ancient city of Etruria, and in early times a formidable rival of Rome, from which it was only 12 m. distant. The Romans under Camillus laid siege to it, and it baffled them for 10 years …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Veii — Ve•ii [[t]ˈvi yaɪ, ˈveɪ yi[/t]] n. anh geg an ancient Etruscan city in central Italy, in Etruria, near Rome: destroyed by the Romans 396 b.c …   From formal English to slang

  • Veii — /ˈvijaɪ/ (say veeyuy) noun an ancient Etruscan city in central Italy, near Rome, often at war with ancient Rome …   Australian English dictionary

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