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Pompeii

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

An ancient city in western Italy, south-east of Naples. The city was buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 ad in which Pliny the Elder was killed; excavations of the site began in...

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Oscan language

Benjamin Fortson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 450 words.

The Sabellic language (see Sabelli) spoken in central and southern Italy, attested in several hundred inscriptions from the 6th centurybce through the mid-1st centuryce. Specific varieties (e.g.,...

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