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City in Apulia (Φερέντη; Pheréntē, Diod. Sic. 19,65,7; Forentum, Hor. Carm. 3,4,16; Forentani, Plin. HN 3,105). Roman from 317 BC (Liv. 9,20), a municipium from the time of Augustus. Identification with modern Forenza has been abandoned in favour of Lavello (in the northern Basilicata). The ancient settlement was located on the hill in Lavello. There is evidence of settlement from the Neolithic to the Imperial period, which receded in the 3rd cent. after the colonia of Venusia was established in 291 BC.


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Gargini, Michela (Pisa), “Forentum”, 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 30 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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