Brill’s New Pauly

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Town in  Campania near  Nola on the road from  Capua to  Abellinum (Ἀβέλλα; Abélla, Abellae, Str. 5,4,11; Plin. HN 3,63; Ptol. 3,11; Charisius, gramm. 1,35), modern Avella, founded by settlers from  Chalcis (Just. Epit. 20,1); its mythological name is Moera, its mythological founder Muranus (Serv. Aen. 7,740). During the  Social Wars, A. paid for its loyalty to Rome in 87 BC with pillage by  Nola (Granius Licinianus 35,20,8). A Roman  colonia before 73 BC (Sall. Hist. 3, fr. 97), it became a  municipium ,…

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Garozzo, Bruno (Pisa), “Abella”, 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 26 September 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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