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date: 13 August 2020

Samnium, 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

an Oscan‐speaking district in the central southern Apennines. A warlike people, the Samnites were divided into four tribal states, but were linked in a confederation. A generalissimo led the confederation in wartime. After their treaty with Rome (... ...

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