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Definition of the noun Atella

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Atella is a genus of Nymphalidae, described by Doubleday in Doubleday & Westwood in 1847.

Atella is a genus of Flatidae, described by Stål in 1866.


Atella was an ancient Oscan city of Campania, halfway between Naples and Capua; its ruins lie between the towns of Orta di Atella and Sant'Arpino. Atella is not mentioned until the Second Punic War, when, although an independent city striking its own coinage, it was allied with Capua and the other Campanian cities in siding with Carthage after the battle of Cannae. It was occupied by Rome in 210 BC, the chief citizens executed and the survivors enslaved or exiled; the city was refounded as a home for the refugees from Nuceria. In the 1st century BC, Cicero speaks highly of it and appears to have been its patron; it continued into imperial times as a municipium, famed for its traditional scenic performances known as Atellanae. In the slave revolt of Spartacus, the slave army was brought to the city after they defeated Lucius Furius and Lucius Cossinius in Nuceria. Near the city, a fight broke out between the rebels and a Roman force.

Phrases with Atella

Phrases starting with the word Atella:

  1. Atella Alciope
  2. Atella Eurytis
  3. Atella Microps
  4. Atella Gomensis
  5. Atella Columbina
  6. Atella Guttulata
  7. Atella Columbina Microps
  8. Atella Columbina Columbina

Phrase ending with the word Atella:

  1. Genus Atella

Other phrases containing the word Atella:

  1. Species Atella Alciope
  2. Species Atella Eurytis
  3. Species Atella Microps
  4. Species Atella Gomensis
  5. Species Atella Columbina
  6. Species Atella Guttulata

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

Atella. ATALANTIS, Atlantica, or Atlantis. See ' ' ' Atlantis. ATARAXY, a term used by the stoics and sceptics, to denote that calmness of mind which secures us from all emotions arising from vanity and self-conceit. ATARGATIS fanum, the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

ATELLA, an ancient Osean town of Campania, 9 m. N. of Naples and 9 m. S. of Capua, on the road between the two. It was a member of the Campanian confederation, and shared the fortunes of Capua, but remained faithful to Hannibal for a ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature. - London, Longman, Hurst (usw.) 1819-20 (1819)

by Abraham Rees

ATELLA, in llncir'l! Gcograp/zy, a town of Italy, in the , Campania, south-west of Capua. lt was first declared municipal, and afterwards became a colony. The ruins of this ancient city of the Oseans may be now seen two miles tothe south of ...

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