Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.3.10. Campania
(1,681 words)

A. Geography and settlement

[German source]

Campania is clearly defined by the natural frontiers of the Mons Massicus to the north, the Apennines to the east and the Sorrentine Peninsula to the south. The landscape is  volcanic, dominated by Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields (Phlegraei campi) and the exceedingly fertile plains of the ager Campanus ( Capua) and ager Falernus. South of the Sorrentine Peninsula is the ager Picentinus, with the centre of  Pontecagnano.

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Thiermann, Ellen, “2.3.10. Campania”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_006006>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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