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(Aurunci). The Greeks called southern Italy Hesperia, later Ausonia (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 1,35,3). Their progenitor was Auson, son of Odysseus and Circe or Calypso (ausonikoí; Serv. Aen. 8,328 and 3,171). The Latin form Aurunci is derived from Αὐσονικοί (Serv. Aen. 7,727; rhotacism), extant in Sessa Aurunca (Liv. 9,25,4). The Aurunci were regarded as a prehistoric indigenous population: in the north of Campania (Str. 5,4,3), in Nola (Hecat. FGrH 1 F 61), in Sorrento (Diod. Sic. 5,7) [1], in the west of Calabria (Hellanicus FG…

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Pappalardo, Umberto (Naples), “Ausones”, 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 24 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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