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An ancient city of Etruria north of modern-day Rome, Italy. A powerful member of the Etruscan League, it was almost constantly at war with Rome and finally succumbed in 396 bc after a ten-year siege.


1. (Placename) an ancient Etruscan city, northwest of Rome: destroyed by the Romans in 396 bc
2. (Historical Terms) an ancient Etruscan city, northwest of Rome: destroyed by the Romans in 396 bc


(ˈvi yaɪ, ˈveɪ yi)

an ancient Etruscan city in central Italy, in Etruria, near Rome: destroyed by the Romans 396 B.C.
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Pythian Apollo, inspired by thy guidance and divine power I go forth to destroy the city of Veii, and a tenth part of its spoils I devote to thee.
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N'i a ore celui de nus There is no man among us here ki ne l'ait veii lungement who has not watched [the wolf] at e pres de lui ale sovent, length and been often in his company.
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There are the complex inter-Italian rivalries that lead to conflict and resolution between Rome and its mother-city of Alba Longa, the Sabines, the Etruscans of Fidenae and Veii, and others--all of which lead to new cultural elements being introduced into the growing city-state.
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