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Etruscan city near Tarquinii, in the hills of tufa rock between Ricanale (in the north) and Biedano (in the south); now Blera (Bieda in the Middle Ages; in the province of Viterbo). Roman municipium of the tribus Arnensis, Augustales (CIL XI p. 507). Stopping-place on the via Clodia with the bridges della Rocca and del Diavolo. Necropolis of tumuli and burial mounds from the 7th cent. BC.
Heyday in the 6th and 5th cents. BC. Ancient Bieda is situated on a narrow, high plateau with s…
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Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence) and
Miller, Martin (Berlin),
“Blera, Bieda”, 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 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e218230>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510