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In Roman times, Apulia covered the north of modern Puglia and the neighbouring areas: the south of the region was called Calabria, a name that shifted during the early Middle ...

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The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

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2015

... , Anglicized form of the Italian region puglia...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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2020

...Apulia ( Puglia ) , Italy A region with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea whose name is probably derived from the Apuli, the Latin name for the inhabitants, who themselves may have taken a name, possibly Iapigi, connected with ap ‘water’....

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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... In Roman times, Apulia covered the north of modern Puglia and the neighbouring areas: the south of the region was called Calabria , a name that shifted during the early Middle Ages to designate the former Bruttium . However the name Apulia or Puglia has never ceased to be used for the south-east region of Italy , ancient Calabria included. It consists of two great zones: to the north, the plain of the Tavoliere, bordered by the Appenines and the Gargano; and south of the Ofanto, limestone plateaux. In Antiquity, the region was covered with a fairly...

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H. Kathryn Lomas

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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...cities also show Oscan influence. The Apuli, after whom the region is named, were a distinct group settled near mons Garganus , who had cultural similarities with their Daunian neighbours but were Oscan-speakers (Strabo 6. 3. 11). Apulia was one of the most densely urbanized regions of Italy. Economically, southern Apulia was reliant on agriculture and trade with Greece and Illyria, while the Tavoliere was a wool -producing area. C. D. Smith , Daunia Vetus (1978). H. Kathryn...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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... (᾽απουλία), southeastern part of Italy from the region of Monte Gargano down to Terra d'Otranto, separated from Lucania by the Bradano River. Apulia encompassed such cities as Bari , Brindisi , Otranto , Taranto , Lecce, Trani, and Gallipoli . The area was plundered during the Gothic wars of Justinian I ; subsequently the Lombards conquered almost all of Apulia and annexed it to the Lombard duchy of Benevento . In the 8th C. Apulia was contested among the Lombards, Byz., and Arabs; in the 830s and 840s the Arabs occupied Brindisi, Bari, and...

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Margaret Andrews

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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... et Calabria Province bounded by the Tiferno River, the Bradano River, and the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is named in the Verona List (256, 11) under the Dioecesis Italiciana, and in the Notitia Dignitatum ( occ. XIX, 8, cf. I, 80; II, 19) as being under the authority of the Vicarius Urbis Romae , so that it formed part of Italia Suburbicaria . It was governed, probably from Canusium, by a Corrector (attested in 305–6). Margaret Andrews NEDC 164, 218–19. F. Ausbüttel , Die Verwaltung der St ä dte und Provinzen im sp ä tantiken Italien (1988). R....

Apu'lia

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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... Region of south-east Italy, modern Puglia. Its dry but fertile soil was excellent for sheep-rearing and Apulian wool was famous. The region was strongly influenced by Greek settlers. In the late fourth century bc it became subject to Rome and remained loyal against Pyrrhus . In the Punic and Social Wars , however, many Apulians revolted and Apulia was much devastated in...

William of Apulia

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...of Apulia , historian of the reign of Robert Guiscard ; fl. late 11th C. Probably a Norman in southern Italy, William wrote ca. 1095–99 the Gesta Roberti Wiscardi , a Latin historical epic dedicated to Pope Urban II and Roger Borsa , Bohemund 's half-brother. Despite the epic form and the literary conventions thus imposed, William offers a detailed and generally accurate account of events to the death of Guiscard ( 1085 ) from a Norman perspective. Books 1–3 use local sources—they are particularly well informed on events in Apulia and aware of...

S. Giusto in Apulia

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Kristina Sessa

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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...Giusto in Apulia Villa and ecclesiastical complex in Apulia , Italy (territory of Lucera), in the river valley of the Celone. In 1995–99 emergency excavations revealed a large and prosperous 4th / 5th-century Roman villa ( c. 12,000 m 2 or 3 acres), with rooms used for agricultural storage and processing as well as more monumental spaces, including an apsidal hall and polychrome mosaic floors. At various times the villa stored grain , produced wine and common-ware ceramics, and processed wool and pelts (suggested by the remains of a runnel...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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2012
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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26 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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23 words
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Apulia  

In Roman times, Apulia covered the north of modern Puglia and the neighbouring areas: the south of the region was called Calabria, a name that shifted during the early Middle ...
William of Apulia

William of Apulia  

Historian of the reign of Robert Guiscard; fl. late 11th C. Probably a Norman in southern Italy, William wrote ca.1095–99 the Gesta Roberti Wiscardi, a Latin historical epic dedicated to ...
Brindisi

Brindisi  

(Βρεντήσιον), city in southern Apulia with a splendid harbor; terminus of the ancient Via Appia, a primary point of departure for the East, and a center of trade with Dalmatia ...
Iapygia

Iapygia  

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The Greek name for the Sallentine peninsula, sometimes also used to denote the whole of Apulia. The inhabitants (Iapyges) were Messapii in language (see Messapic language) and culture, but many ...
Katepanate

Katepanate  

Or catepanate, a conventional scholarly term to designate the Byz. territories in Apulia that were placed under the administration of the katepano. The katepanate was established by Basil Boioannes ...

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