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

Phrases ending with the word Atella:

  1. Genus Atella
  2. Nassarina 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
  7. Subspecies Atella Columbina Microps

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Google previewButterflies of Hongkong (1907)

by John C. W. Kershaw

Atella is a very lively insect with a rapid flight, often returning time after time to a special twig or leaf, whence it chases other butterflies which pass. This insect is peculiarly liable to have the hindwings snipped, perhaps by a bird but more often ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (2017)

by Richard Stillwell

KORRES ASTYPALALA, see Kos ASWAN, see SYéNÉ ATELLA Italy. Map 17A. A city of the Campanian plain, S of Clanis, in the vicinity of modern Sant'Arpino and Frattaminore, The city plan was trapezoidal with a grid that contained three ...

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Scrabble value of A1T1E1L1L1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ATELLA

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