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 (pə-ro͞o′jə, -jē-ə, pĕ-ro͞o′jä)
A city of central Italy on a hill overlooking the Tiber River north of Rome. An important Etruscan settlement, it fell to the Romans c. 310 bc and became a Lombard duchy in ad 592 and a free city in the 12th century. Perugia was later the artistic center of Umbria and is today a commercial, industrial, and tourist center.

Pe·ru′gian adj. & n.
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(pəˈruːdʒə; Italian peˈruːdʒa)
1. (Placename) a city in central Italy, in Umbria: centre of the Umbrian school of painting (15th century); university (1308); Etruscan and Roman remains. Pop: 149 125 (2001). Ancient name: Perusia
2. (Placename) Lake Perugia another name for (Lake) Trasimene
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(pəˈru dʒə, -dʒi ə)

a city in Umbria, in central Italy. 147,602.
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6.2 At a period when the Perugian Republic, with its long history of
The young Perugian was probably Niccolo di Toldo, beheaded in Siena in 1375 as an alleged agent of the papal governor.
Leo, who is the lead singer of Italian band Hands of Time, played three concerts inside the Perugian prison while Amanda was there.
In his closing argument at trial, Perugian prosecutor Giuliano Mignini played a computer-generated simulation that showed an avatar-Amanda killing an avatar-Meredith.
We rounded it off with an indulgent Perugian chocolate cake.
(61.) Vallerani finds that thirteenth-century Perugian peace acts were made for the same kinds of crimes, that is, assaults of greater or lesser violence, that make up the common crimes prosecuted in criminal court: Vallerani, Giustizia pubblica, 187-189.
Maffeo was a gifted poet, writing in Italian, Greek, and Latin, and published as early as 1606 by the Perugian Accademia degli Insensati in a volume of collected poetry by his mentor Aurelio Orsi and other authors (fig.
A third self-portrait, listed as by Raphael in the inventory of James the Second's collection (Hampton Court Palace, c.1504) and accepted as such by Passavant and more recently by his fellow expert on Raphael, Volpe, appears to come from Raphael's Perugian period.
'The Raphael painting may well have been painted for a Perugian widow and used for private prayer in her bedroom, prior to her entering a nunnery.'
Again it was the little Perugian del Piero - nicknamed Pinterucchio after a 15th-century master artist - who worked his bit of magic.