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Pompeii
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(Πομπεῖα/Pompeîa, Πομπήια/Pompḗia).

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I. Location and Population

City in Campania at the foot of Vesuvius. P. was a major trading centre thanks to its ideal location at the mouth of the Sarnus (Str. 5,4,8; Plin. HN 3,62) and its rich diversity of valuable products, e.g. oil (oil mills, Cato Agr. 25,3), pumice, wine, garum (a fish sauce, Fish dishes (an…

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Gulletta, Maria Ida (Pisa) and Kockel, Valentin (Augsburg), “Pompeii”, 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 18 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1002930>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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