Ancient Samnium

Settlement, Culture, and Identity Between History and Archaeology

Author: Rafael Scopacasa

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: History

Page: 384

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Thinking Ancient Samnium focuses on the region of Samnium in Italy, where a rich blend of historical, literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and archaeological evidence supports a fresh perspective on the complexity and dynamism of a part of the ancient Mediterranean that is normally regarded as marginal. This volume presents new ways of looking at ancient Italian communities that did not leave written accounts about themselves but played a key role in the early development of Rome, first as staunch opponents and later as key allies. It combines written and archaeological evidence to form a new understanding of the ancient inhabitants of Samnium during the last six centuries BC, how they identified themselves, how they developed unique forms of social and political organisation, and how they became entangled with Rome's expanding power and the impact that this had on their daily lives.

Cyclopaedia of Universal History

Being an Account of the Principal Events in the Career of the Human Race from the Beginning of Civilization to the Present Time

Author: John Clark Ridpath

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Category: World history

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South Italy

Author: John Murray (Firm)

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The ancient world

Author: John Clark Ridpath

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Category: World history

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The Peoples of Ancient Italy

Author: Gary D. Farney

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

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Category: History

Page: 786

View: 322

Although there are many studies of certain individual ancient Italic groups (e.g. the Etruscans, Gauls and Latins), there is no work that takes a comprehensive view of each of them—the famous and the less well-known—that existed in Iron Age and Roman Italy. Moreover, many previous studies have focused only on the material evidence for these groups or on what the literary sources have to say about them. This handbook is conceived of as a resource for archaeologists, historians, philologists and other scholars interested in finding out more about Italic groups from the earliest period they are detectable (early Iron Age, in most instances), down to the time when they begin to assimilate into the Roman state (in the late Republican or early Imperial period). As such, it will endeavor to include both archaeological and historical perspectives on each group, with contributions from the best-known or up-and-coming archaeologists and historians for these peoples and topics. The language of the volume is English, but scholars from around the world have contributed to it. This volume covers the ancient peoples of Italy more comprehensively in individual chapters, and it is also distinct because it has a thematic section.

The Encyclopedia of All Nations

Comprising a Complete Physical, Statistical, Civil and Political Description of the World ... Including the Late Discoveries and Travels of Dr. Kane, Dr. Barth and Dr. Livingston

Author: Hugh Murray

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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View: 953

Handbook for Travellers in Southern Italy

Being a Guide for the Continental Portion of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Including the City of Naples and Its Suburbs, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, the Islands of the Bay of Naples, and that Portion of the Papal States, which Lies Between the Contorni of Rome and the Neapolitan Frontier

Author: John Murray (Firm)

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Category: Herculaneum (Extinct city)

Page: 559

View: 609

The Volume of the World

Embracing the Geography, History, and Statistics, of the Nations of the Earth

Author: William O. Blake

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Category: Geography

Page: 991

View: 470

Pictorial National Records

Embracing Descriptions of European and Asiatic Nations: a Statistical View of the United States of America; and a History of the Great Rebellion ... Compiled from Authentic Materials

Author: William O. Blake

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Category: Asia

Page: 1008

View: 313

Outing

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Category: Sports

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Italy

Handbook for Travellers

Author: Karl Baedeker (Firm)

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Category: Italy

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View: 417

A Handbook for Travellers in Southern Italy

Being a Guide for the Provinces Formerly Constituting the Continental Portion of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

Author: John Murray (Firm)

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Category: Italy

Page: 518

View: 592