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Title: Early Colonies in Latium (ca 534-338 BC)
Subtitle: A Reconsideration of Current Images and the Archaeological Evidence
Author(s): TERMEER, M.K.
Volume: 85 Date: 2010
Current research on the colonies founded in Latium in the two centuries before 338 BC (priscae Latinae coloniae) focuses principally on historical issues, such as the question of who was responsible for their foundation. Little is known about the colonial settlements themselves. In this article, these settlements and their position in the wider socio-political context will be studied through the archaeological evidence. Based on the archaeological material, some new observations on the physical appearance of the colonial settlements will be made and it will be argued that some of the more traditional ideas on the colonies may need adjustment.