These particular areas in Adelaide were popular with Campanian migrants who adapted to the city's wide, planned streetscape surrounded by green belts of parkland.
Over five decades, Campanian migrants not only settled, found employment and nurtured their families but, as a collective, they established associations and community clubs.
The only letter mentioning the possibility of circulating Cicero's works among provincial Italians concerns Cicero's Campanian friend and business-manager Vestorius of Puteoli, but in this passage Cicero does not treat the opportunity seriously.
To broaden the field of enquiry, an examination of the other passages in the correspondence in which Vestorius' name is mentioned in connection with matters intellectual shows that they are all rather heavyhanded jokes at the expense of the practical Campanian businessman.
What we now seem to have is a Graeco-Oscan name of a type which is well-attested both in Campania and amongst some Campanians in the Greek East.
Or later, saying in some cases that the entire Greek population was slaughtered (Cumae, 421 B.C.),(1) in others that the entire elite was slaughtered (as happened during the capture of Rhegium by Campanian mercenaries in 275 B.C.),(2) and in yet others that the remainder of the Greek population was kept in a state of dire subjection (Paestum, 410 B.C.).(3) While not wishing to minimize the horrors of war, these lurid tales must be an over-simplification of the actual situation.