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Etruria: A Contrasting Picture

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The success of Lucius Cornelius Sulla's campaign, with major efforts being concentrated on two fronts Campania and Praeneste was made possible only by the contemporaneous parallel victories of the Sullan generals on other fronts. In northern Etruria and in Aemilia Metellus countered the attacks of Carbo, while Pompey and Crassus obtained crucial victories against Carbo himself and C. Carrinas. Sulla's direct involvement on this front appears to be limited to a single military confrontation with Carbo, near Clusium. It has been argued that Cinna managed to obtain the support of the elites, while the lower classes had wholeheartedly supported Marius, perhaps being attracted by the prospect of serving in his army. The evidence, however, is almost non-existent, and we also lack any information about the dissensions that may have arisen within the Etruscan elites about their attitude towards Sulla.

Keywords: Campania; Clusium; Etruria; Etruscan elites; Lucius Cornelius Sulla; Praeneste



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