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Mantua [It. Mantova]locked

  • D. S. Chambers
  •  and Candace J. Adelson

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North Italian city in the Lombard plain, situated on the River Mincio c. 16 km north of its confluence with the River Po. Here the Mincio widens into a series of swampy lakes that once surrounded the city but now bound it on the west, north and east. Occupied successively by Etruscans, Gauls and Romans, although never a settlement of any significance, Mantua first claimed fame as the birthplace in ...

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[flourished]