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Examples of Volscian
Though always a place of some naval importance, it was indebted to Nero for its noble harbour.
The ruins of the moles yet remain; and there are vestiges of the temples and villas of the town, which was the resort of the wealthy Romans, it being a most delightful winter residence.
When a famine pressed the city, a supply of corn was sent by a Sicilian prince, but the proud patrician proposed to the Senate to withhold it from the plebeians until they surrendered their privileges.
One year after the victory of the plebeians, a distinguished man appeared, who was their bitter enemy.
In this emergency, the city was saved by the intercession of his mother, Volumnia, who went to seek him in his camp, accompanied by other Roman matrons.
The rage of the plebeians was intense, and he was impeached by the tribunes, and condemned by the popular assembly to exile.