In Rome's early semi-legendary history, Medullia was one of a number of cities of the Latins who went to war with ancient Rome in the 7th century BC, during the reign of the Roman King Ancus Marcius. The town was the focus of the main part of the war when it was besieged by the Roman army. According to Livy it had a strong garrison and was strongly fortified. The Romans were eventually victorious in the war in a pitched battle outside the town.
Livy also records the town was part of the Latin League which went to war with Rome during the reign of Rome's king Lucius Tarquinius Priscus. Medullia was one of a number of towns captured by Tarquinius Priscus.
- Theodor Mommsen; William Purdie Dickson (8 April 2010). The History of Rome. Cambridge University Press. pp. 105–. ISBN 978-1-108-00973-7.
- Livy, Ab urbe condita, 1:32
- Livy, Ab urbe condita, 1:38
- Matthew Dillon; Lynda Garland (26 June 2015). Ancient Rome: Social and Historical Documents from the Early Republic to the Death of Augustus. Taylor & Francis. pp. 735–. ISBN 978-1-317-48519-3.