S. is not, as Strabo's source (cf. Str. 5,4,12) implies, a diminutive of Sabini , but is derived from the same root as Samnites , and from the time of Varro onwards is a term for them. For the modern linguistic use of S., see Oscan-Umbrian.
E. T. Salmon, Samnium and the Samnites, 1967.
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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) and
Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart),
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 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1026350>
First published online: 2006
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