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Caere: city in southern Etruria, modern Cerveteri.
- According to ancient sources founded by Pelasgians
- Large archaic cemeteries
- City itself 150 hectares (cf. Rome c. 285)
- c.540 BCE: Battle of Alalianote[Hdt. 1.167.]
- Contacts with Delphi (own treasurynote[Strabo, Geography 5.2.3.]
- Contacts with Carthage (Pyrgi tablets)
- c.509 VC: Support Tarquiniusnote[Livy, 1.60.2.]
- Helps Rome when Gallic warriors besiege the city
- 386 VC Hospitium publicum; beginning of "Caeretanian rights" = civitas sine suffragio
- 357-353 VC War of Caere, Tarquinia, and Falerii against Rome
- Improved relations
- 293 or 273 Final revolt and annexation
- Normal development in Roman Republic and Empire
- Evacuated after Arab attacks; name lives on in Ceri