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Sirmio
(139 words)

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Township and peninsula south of Lacus Benacus (Catull. 31; Paulus Diaconus, Historia Langobardorum 3,31: Sermiana), modern Sirmione on Lake Garda. It has been shown that there were Bronze Age stilt-house settlements on the peninsula. In S. Catullus [1] owned a villa, but probably not 'Le Grotte di Catullo', a villa from the beginning of the 1st century AD with wall paintings (reminiscent of the Third Pompeian Style); the station S. on the road from Brixia to Verona may have been farther south (It. Ant. 127,12).

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Morciano, Maria Milvia (Florence), “Sirmio”, 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 06 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1114240>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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