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Casilinum
(198 words)

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Town in the border region between ager Falernus and ager Campanus, three miles north of  Capua (Tab. Peut. 6,3; in Str. 5,3,9 instead of 24 erroneously 19 miles; cf. Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 15,4), at the strategically important bridge of the via Appia across the Volturnus; thus also of importance in 216 BC in the war against Hannibal (Liv. 23,17ff.). After its recapture by the Romans in 214 BC (Liv. 24,19), it became a praefectura (Fest. 262,10), but its importance quickly dwindled (Plin. HN 3,70). I…

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Pappalardo, Umberto (Naples), “Casilinum”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e227790>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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