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(Οὐολατέρρα/Ouolatérra, Etruscan Velathri). Etruscan city (cf. Str. 5,2,5 f.; CIE 1185; 1231) located on a high, steep-sloped terrace between the Caecina [III 1] and Era rivers, to the west and east respectively, today called Volterra.

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I. History

As a member of the Etruscan League of Twelve Cities, Volaterrae controlled the territory between the Arnus to the north, Vada Vo…

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Morciano, Maria Milvia (Florence), “Volaterrae”, 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 27 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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