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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

volcano on the bay of Naples, rises out of the surrounding plain of Campania. Its base is some 48 km. (30 mi.) in circumference, its central cone over 1,216 m. (4,000 ft.) high, and its appearance picturesque since the mountain‐sides have been largely blown away. Vesuvius is mentioned only twice during the Roman republic: in the Latin War of ... ...

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