Brill’s New Pauly

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River in Campania (Lycophr. 718; Γλάνις; Glánis, Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 7,3), that in antiquity probably flowed into the mare Tyrrhenum near Liternum. Its floods endangered Acerrae (Verg. G. 2,225 with Serv.). Two Neolithic settlements (4th/3rd millennia BC) only 4 km from the river near Gricigliano and Orta di Atella suggest a considerable population density in the Campanian plain since the 4th millennium.


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Pappalardo, Umberto (Naples), “Clanius”, 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 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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