Ancient Civilization of Samnium w. Dr Rafael Scopacasa

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The Samnites were an ancient group of people that lived amongst the Apennine Mountains in the Italian Peninsula. Dr Rafael Scopacasa joins the show to discuss what’s known about who they were and how they lived.

Dr Scopacasa is Lecturer of History at Federal University of Minas Gerais (based in Brazil) and Honorary Researcher at the University of Exeter (based in the U.K.).

Some topics explored

  • Who the Samnites were
  • Where they lived
  • What products they produced
  • Greek and Roman writings about them
  • Their language, Oscan, and inscriptions that have survived
  • Their relations and conflicts with Rome
  • Their involvement in the First Punic War
  • Traditions about their founding
  • The Social War
  • Their settlements
  • How they lived

Listen to the episode

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Show Notes

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