Brill’s New Pauly

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Drawing on Plin. HN 3,107 (colonia Bovianum vetus et alterum cognomine Undecumanorum), some people had concluded that there existed two B. in Samnium ( Samnites): B. Vetus (now La Piana in Pietrabbondante, cf. [1]), a colonia of the III viri lege Iulia since 43 BC; B. Undecumanorum (now Bojano), Flavian colonia since AD 73/75 (veterans of the legio Claudia, and thus of the undecumani). Others thought there was only one city, which underwent a change in name [2-5]. The place was a Samnite sanctuarium. A settl…

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Buonocore, Marco (Rome), “Bovianum”, 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 07 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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