The Alban hills and more specifically their dominating peak, 21km. (13 mi.) SE of Rome. Until c.1150 bc the Albanus mons was an active volcano; the volcano, however, has been inactive in historical times. On the summit stood the Latin federal sanctuary of Jupiter Latiaris, where Roman consuls celebrated the feriae Latinae (see latins). Here at least five Roman generals celebrated ovations after being refused regular triumphs in Rome.
Subjects: Classical Studies.