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

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Rabun Taylor

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Classics

Date Written: September 13, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Rabun, A Documentary History of Naples: Ancient Naples, Chapter Four - Neapolis and the Rise of Rome (September 13, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1676285 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1676285

Rabun Taylor (Contact Author)

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Classics ( email )

1 University Station, C3400
Austin, TX 78712
United States

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