Brill’s New Pauly

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Coastal settlement of the Samnite Frentani, modern Vasto. Did probably not become a Roman municipium until after the Social War, tribus Arnensis (quattuorviri; incorrect in the Liber coloniarum 2, 260, 10f. L.: colonia). No autonomous bishopric. Byzantine base (Kastron Reunias) in the 6th and 7th cents.


M. Buonocore, H., in: Supplementa Italica 2, 1983, 97-144

A. R. Staffa (ed.), Dall'antica Histonium al Castello del Vasto, 1995

A. R. Staffa, Vasto (H.), in: EAA2 Suppl. 5…

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Buonocore, Marco (Rome), “Histonium”, 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 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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