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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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Pompeii (Campania/Italy)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 58 words.

Originally an Etruscan town, it fell to the Samnites in the 5th century bc and then to the Romans. It

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Pompeii (Campania/Italy)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 58 words.

Originally an Etruscan town, it fell to the Samnites in the 5th century bc and then to the Romans. It

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Pompeii (Campania/Italy)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 58 words.

Originally an Etruscan town, it fell to the Samnites in the 5th century bc and then to the Romans. It was destroyed by an eruption of Mt Vesuvius in ...

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