Aufidena
(128 words)

[German version]

Excavations of the Italic  necropoleis (6th to 5th cents. BC) in Alfedena (Campo Consolino and Valle del Curino) and Latin inscriptions in Castel di Sangro (Contrada Campitelli and Piano della Zittola) suggest that the Samnite settlement of A. should be localized in the modern Alfedena, the Roman settlement of the same name in the modern Castel di Sangro.

Taken by the Romans in 298 BC (Liv. 10,12,9), A. only became a  municipium after 49 BC (cf. the  duoviri ); ILS 5896 (praefecti operi faciundo) provides no proof for the assumption that A. might have been a  praefectura bef…

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Buonocore, Marco (Rome), “Aufidena”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e208120>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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