A Documentary History of Naples: Ancient Naples, Chapter Four - Neapolis and the Rise of Rome
25 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2010 Last revised: 26 Apr 2016
Date Written: September 13, 2010
This chapter traces the history of ancient Naples from the Samnite Wars to the sack of Sulla. Particular nodes of interest are the Second Samnite War, when Naples established a treaty with Rome; the Second Punic War, throughout which Naples, unusually for a city in this region, remained allied to the Romans; and the poorly documented campaign of Sulla in 82 BCE, when the city evidently was sacked for the first and only time in classical antiquity.
Keywords: Naples, Neapolis, Samnites, Samnite, Roman, Greek, Punic, Sulla, History, Coinage, Coins, Numismatics, Campania
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