Style and culture of the ancient Samnites, who were related to the Sabines, spoke Oscan, occupied the mountainous center of southern Italy and some coastal areas, and battled the Romans for control of the area in a series of three wars during the fourth and third centuries BCE.

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Refers to the style and culture of the ancient Samnites, who were related to the Sabines, spoke Oscan, occupied the mountainous center of southern Italy and some coastal areas, and battled the Romans for control of the area in a series of three wars during the fourth and third centuries BCE.

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  1. 1.   Samnite Overview  ← you are here
  2. 2.   Samnite Sources (1)

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Title
Samnite
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021