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Title: Italo-Hellenistic Sanctuaries of Pentrian Samnium
Subtitle: Questions of Accessibility
Author(s): VAN DUSEN, Rachel
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 13    Date: 2014   
Pages: 63-79
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.13.0.3038731

Abstract :
This article addresses the region of Pentrian Samnium, located in the Central Apennines of Italy. The traditional view regarding ancient Samnium presents the region as a backwater which was economically marginalised and isolated. This article examines Pentrian religious architecture from the 3rd to the 1st century BC in order to present an alternative reading of the evidence towards a more favourable view of the region with respect to its socio-economic conditions and openness to ideas and developments in Italy.

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