A Documentary History of Naples: Ancient Naples, Chapter Five - From Republic to Empire
21 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2010 Last revised: 26 Apr 2016
Date Written: September 13, 2010
This chapter documents the history of Naples from the late Roman Republic through the Imperial period. After the sack of Sulla and a period of instability during the later Civil Wars, the city settled into a pattern of prosperity and quietude broken only by the natural disasters of the first century CE, punctuated by the eruption of Vesuvius. Naples was privileged to continue operating on a superficially Greek model, as abundant epigraphic evidence indicates.
Keywords: Naples, Neapolis, Roman, History, Inscriptions, Government, Vesuvius, Campania
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