Destined for the arena, he, with a band of his fellow-gladiators, broke out of a training school at Capua and took refuge on Mt Vesuvius (73).
This eminence is itself due to an outflow of lava from that mountain, during some previous eruption in prehistoric times, for we know from Strabo that Vesuvius had been quiescent ever since the first records of the Greek settlements in this part of Italy.
The white muscat wines of Vesuvius are also of good quality, and the island of Capri produces some excellent wine.
Angelo above Castellammare (4720 ft.), while the detached volcanic cone of Vesuvius (nearly 4000 ft.) is isolated from the neighboring mountains by an intervening strip of plain.
NOLA, a city and episcopal see of Campania, Italy, in the province of Caserta, pleasantly situated in the plain between Mount Vesuvius and the Apennines, 164 m.
As the eruption of Vesuvius (79) is alluded to, it must have occupied him a long time.
Specular iron ore occurs in the form of brilliant metallic scales on many lavas, as at Vesuvius and Etna, in the Auvergne and the Eifel, and notably in the Island of Ascension, where the mineral forms beautiful tabular crystals.
A painting found in Pompeii in 1879 represents Vesuvius before the eruption (Notizie degli scan, 1880, pi.
See John Phillips, Vesuvius (1869); Pompei e in Regione Sollerta dal Vesuvio nell Anno 79 (Naples, 1879); L.
According to Lyell, Etna is rather older than Vesuvius - perhaps of the same geological age as the Norwich Crag.