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Mons Lactarius
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Mountain ridge in Campania branching off the mons Appenninus. The name ML may be derived from the plentiful milk production (Gal. De methodo medendi 5,127; Symm. Epist. 6,17; Cassiod. Var. 11,10). Many Roman villae are preserved (Tramonti, Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, Minori, Stabia, submerged by the Vesuvius eruption AD 79). Narses was victorious over Teja here in AD 553 (Proc. BG 4,35).


Nissen 2, 767 

J. Beloch, Campanien, 21890 

E. Renna, Vesuvius Mons, 1992, 79 n. 135 

M. Romito, Una villa rustica romana a Polvica di…

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Pappalardo, Umberto (Naples), “Mons Lactarius”, 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 24 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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