Fidenae: town near Rome, modern Castel Giubileo.
According to the Roman historian Livy, Fidenae allied itself to Veii in the fifth century, which resulted in its destruction when Rome attacked its Etruscan rival.note[Livy 4.22 and 4.35.] The place was abandoned,note[Cf. Horace, Epistle 1.11.8.] only used to quarry tufa,note[Vitruvius, On Architecture 2.7.1.] but it could be used for public gatherings. During one of these, in the year 27 CE, a wooden amphitheater collapsed; according to Suetonius, no less than twenty thousand people were killed.note[Suetonius, Tiberius 40.] The site was also used by Hannibal during his war against Rome.note[Livy 26.10.]