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(Κόσσαι; Kóssai). Settlement in a fortified location above the sea in the territory of Vulci, colonia in 273 BC (Plin. HN 3,51; Vell. Pat. 1,14,6), reinforced in 196 BC (Liv. 32,2,7; 33,24,8), modern Ansedonia. Oddly, Verg. Aen. 10,168 associates it with Aeneas, but the Etruscan ethnicon cusate and earlier Etruscan influence may have caused confusion (possibly there was an Etruscan town near modern Orbetello). After 90 BC a civita…

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Cataudella, Michele (Florence), “Cosa(e)”, 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 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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