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Frentanian coastal town (regio IV Samnium, Plin. HN 3,106), modern Ortona. Mentioned in connection with the Byzantine-Gothic War (AD 535-540) during the conquest of the coastal strip by the Byzantines (Marcellinus [14] Comes on the year 538); bishopric toward the end of the 6th cent.


M. Buonocore, G. Firpo, Fonti latine e greche per la storia dell'Abruzzo antico 1, 1991, 528-537

A. R. Staffa, Ortona, in: EAA2 Suppl. 4, 1996, 133.

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Buonocore, Marco (Rome), “Hortona”, 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 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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