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Tusculum, an ancient city of Latium, on the Alban Hills, about 13 miles S.E. of Rome. Under the Mamilii it became a leading member of the Latin League but after the battle of Lake Regillus (497 B.C.) the citizens were forced to form an alliance with Rome, to which their descendants remained faithful. In 378 B.C. they received the Roman franchise. Tusculum was a favourite resort of Cicero, who here wrote the Tusculanae Disputationes. Near its site stands the modern town of Frascati (q.v.)