Samnite


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an Oscan-speaking member of an ancient people of Campania who clashed repeatedly with the early Romans

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Until recently, the Samnites' reputation has been based on reports left by their Latin-speaking neighbors, who wiped them out.
The six-month sting - codenamed Operation Samnite - was mounted after FBI agent David Rupert penetrated the Real IRA and learned they were seeking support from a rogue state.
He passed details of the Iraqi plan to MI5 and Operation Samnite was launched.
Museum of London archaeologist Liz Goodman holds a lamp depicting a fallen Samnite gladiator.
released a paperback of Richardson's invaluable (see G&R 36 [1989], 248) Pompeii, an Architectural History.(15) What I find most remarkable are the new identifications, e.g., of the Samnite Palaestra as a temple of Heracles (73-5), of the Oplontis villa as a sanatorium/hotel (180-3), of the Villa Imperiale as a series of dining rooms (218-20: surely this must be right), and of the reputed Sacellum larum publicorum as a public library (273-5: this I can in no way accept).
The first proper Roman road was constructed in 312BC during the Samnite wars to provide fast, reliable communications and supply links between Rome and Capua.
In 1918 Conway and Walters published a restoration of Livy 9.40.3(1) The passage in question describes how the Samnite army of 310 was composed of two differently equipped corps.
In Italy, the only power that rivaled Rome in the center of the peninsula were the Samnite tribes to the east of the Latin League.
In Hellenistic times the houses became somewhat larger with porticos and verandahs surrounding the paved peristyle--this directly influenced the Samnite and Roman houses of later years (Jashemski 1979:337).
Well illustrated and richly detailed, the essays here address the ways of the upper Volturno Valley, the field surveys, the Samnite cemetery and vicus, excavations into the underlying Roman and Samnite bases, the rise of the twelfth-century monastery, nearby related excavations, and the meanings of the artifacts.
The reader becomes a spectator and is made aware of a multiplicity of viewpoints within the narrative, both Roman and Samnite.(21) Livy's account of the Caudine Forks surrender certainly gives precedence to the viewpoint of the humiliated Roman legionaries, but their sense of shame is contingent upon the coexisting viewpoint of the victorious Samnites.
Principal wars: Third Samnite War (298-290); war with Pyrrhus (281-272).
6.851, Livy 3.15.7 (the consuls' inability to control a panic-stricken people in 46 B.C., 'nec enim poterat pauida et consternata multitudo regi imperio', 'for the panic-stricken and terrified multitude could not be ruled by power'), 8.23.9 ('proinde inter Capuam Suessulamque castra castris conferamus, et Samnis Romanusne imperio Italiam regat decernamus', 'accordingly let us pit camp against camp between Capua and Suessula and determine whether Samnite or Roman is to rule by power'), and then in Seneca's tragedies and Pliny.