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Pompeii And Campania Felix

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The importance of Lucius Cornelius Sulla's colonial programme can hardly be overestimated. It was, after all, the widest plan of large-scale colonial settlement to be carried out in Roman Italy to that day, and a crucial precedent for the subsequent initiatives of Caesar and the triumvirs. On the whole, however, little is known about the internal life of the colonies founded by Sulla. The evidence is quite sparse and often unhelpful, and this inevitably hinders our understanding of the impact of the Sullan colonization. There is, however, the notable exception of Pompeii, which inevitably plays a central role in most discussions of Sullan colonisation. Campania was, at any rate, the most important area of Roman Italy Sulla had to come to terms with in the aftermath of the conflict, both for strategic and economic reasons.

Keywords: Caesar; Campania; colonial settlement; Lucius Cornelius Sulla; Pompeii; Roman Italy; Sullan colonization; triumvirs



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