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Ancient Samnium: Settlement, Culture, and Identity between History and Archaeology

Rafael Scopacasa


This book explores the region of Samnium in central 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 development of early Rome, first as staunch opponents and later as key allies. It combines texts and archaeology to form a new understanding of the ancie ... More

Keywords: Samnium, early Rome, texts, archaeology, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198713760
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713760.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rafael Scopacasa, author
Research Fellow, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter