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The Volsci, an Italian people in central Italy.

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I. Immigration and first clashes with Rome

The V. migrated from the central Appenninus into the south of Latium (Latini) probably towards the end of the 6th cent. BC or the beginning of the 5th. This assumption is confirmed by the relationship between the Volscan and Umbrian dialects; cf. the inscription on the Tabula Veliterna (4th/3rd cent. BC; …

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Buonocore, Marco (Rome), “Volsci”, 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 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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