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  BRUTTII - Online Information article about BRUTTII
We know, however, that the Bruttians, though at this date speaking the same language (Oscan) as the Samnite tribe of the Lucani, were not actually akin to them.
The name Bruttii was used by the Lucanians to mean " runaway slaves," but it is considerably more likely that this signification was attached to the tribal name of the Bruttii from the historical fact that they had been conquered and expelled by the Samnite invaders (cf.
C.) The Bruttii entirely lost their freedom at the end of the Hannibalic war; in 194 colonies of Roman citizens were founded at Tempsa and Croton, and a colony with Latin rights at Hipponium called henceforward Vibo See also:
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  BRUTTII - LoveToKnow Article on BRUTTII
It was separated from Lucania on the north by a line drawn from the mouth of the river Lus on the west to a point a little south of the river Crathis on the east.
The name Bruttii was used by the Lucanians to mean runaway slaves, but it is considerably more likely that this signification was attached to the tribal name of the Bruttii from the historical fact that they had been conauered and expelled by the Samnite invaders (cf.
The Bruttii first came into collision with the Romans during the war with Pyrrhus, to whom they sent auxiliaries; after his defeat, they submitted, and were deprived of half their territory in the Sila forest, which was declared state property.
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 BRUTTII - Encyclopedia Britannica - BRUTTII - JCSM's Study Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The name Bruttii was used by the Lucanians to mean " runaway slaves," but it is considerably more likely that this signification was attached to the tribal name of the Bruttii from the historical fact that they had been conquered and expelled by the Samnite invaders (cf.
As we have seen, the Bruttii were at the height of their power during the 3rd century B.c.
In the war with Hannibal, they were among the first to declare in his favour after the battle of Cannae, and it was in their country that Hannibal held his ground during the last stage of the war (at Castrum Hannibalis on the gulf of Scylacium).
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 LUCANIA - LoveToKnow Article on LUCANIA
, in ancient geography, a district of southern Italy, extending from the Tyf-rhenian Sea to the Gulf of Tarentum~ To the north it adjoined Campania, Samnium and Apulia, and to the south it was separated by a narrow isthmus from the district of Bruttii.
The main ridge approaches the western sea, and is continued from the lofty knot of mountains on the frontiers of Samnium, nearly due south to within a few miles of the Gulf of Policastro, and thenceforward is separated from the sea by only a narrow interval till it enters the district of the Bruttii.
For administrative purposes under the Roman empire, Lucania was always united with the district of the Bruttii.
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 History of garden design in Ancient Greece
In the gardens of Macedonia, already mentioned, we can perhaps see an early direct influence of Asia Minor at work, With favourable social conditions a love of parks and gardens could extend on Greek soil where certainly Oriental influence had not been present.
The powerful tyrant Gelon owned in the land of the Bruttii in the year 500 B.C. a park which excelled in beauty and was splendidly watered : in it was a site called the Horn of Amaithea, after the goat that gave milk to the child Zeus.
We can only take this to be a nymphæum such as Homer described, one of those sanctuaries that included well-arranged trees, artfully enclosed water, and perhaps a grotto as well.
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 Bruttii - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bruttii were an ancient people of southern Italy, occupying the interior of Bruttium (modern Calabria).
As a patrician family of Italy, the Bruttii were ordered to help to conquere Greece ans the surounding territories.
They helped Hannibal during the Second Punic War and after its conclusion their territory was confiscated and they were declared public slaves.
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 G081   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The name comes from the ancient tribe of Bruttii, who occupied the area before the Greeks colonized it began in the 8th century BC.
The Bruttii retained their independence until 280 BC, when they helped the Greek king Pyrrhus of Epirus in his war against the Romans.
The Bruttii aided the Carthaginian general Hannibal during the Second Punic War (218-201 BC), resulting in their final crushing as an separate entity.
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 Basilicata -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The mountainous terrain made communications difficult until modern times, and Basilicata was one of the least developed provinces of Italy.
In Roman times the district was called (A region of southern Italy (forming the instep of the Italian `boot')) Lucania and was administered together with the district of Bruttii, to the south.
The district of Lucania was so called from the people bearing the name Lucani (Lucanians), who invaded the country about the middle of the 5th century BC, driving the indigenous tribes, known to the Greeks as Oenotrians and Choni, into the mountainous interior.
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 f. The Conquest of Italy. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
The Bruttii, Lucani, and Samnites joined Pyrrhus, but the Roman senate, rallied by the blind ex-censor Ap.
Rome garrisoned Tarentum and other Italiot Greek cities; reduced the Bruttii, Lucani, and Samnites; and took Rhegium from the Mamertines in 270.
Rome's aggressive foreign policy had won it domination of all Italy south of the Po Valley.
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 L & R 1
After this comes Italy, its first people being the Ligurians, after whom come Etruria, Umbria, and Latium, where are the mouths of the Tiber and Rome, the capital of the world, sixteen miles from the sea.
Afterwards comes the coast of the Volsci and of Campania, then of Picenum and Lucania and the Bruttii, the southernmost point to which Italy juts out into the sea from the almost crescent-shaped chain of the Alps.
After the Bruttii comes the coast of Magna Graecia (1), followed by the Sallentini, Paediculi, Apuli, Paeligni, Frentani, Marrucini, Vestini, Sabini, Picentes, Gauls, Umbrians, Tuscans, Venetians, Carni, Iapudes, Histri, and Liburni (2).
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In these garden walks I met a group of peasants, evidently strange striking costume: a short petticoat of scarlet, much embroidered, of knot behind the waist; a bodice adorned with needlework and have no peculiarity of dress.
I observed among them a grave, which may be that of their brave ancestors the Bruttii.
There is much difference liking for noise, talk with a certain repose, and allow the stranger poorest class are not seen in the streets; there prevails an always a beautiful and interesting sight.
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 Virtual Rome | West | Italia | Lucania
A mountain region of southern Italy, bounded by Campania, Apulia (Puglia) and Bruttii (Calabria).
Thereafter an unhealthy geographical location, and the extension of large slave-operated estates, and the Italian rebellion against Rome known as the Social War (91-87; in which they suffered massacres at the hands of Sulla) all contributed to hasten their decline so that the Lucanians as a separate nation eventually ceased to exist.
Their territory, together with Bruttii, fromed the third Region of Augustus' Italy,and remained a province or district of Italian Suburbicaria in the later empire.
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 Cosenza --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The ancient Cosentia, it was the capital of the Bruttii (an Italic tribe) before it was taken by the Romans in 204
The ancient Cosentia, it was the capital of the Bruttii (an Italic tribe) before it was taken by the Romans in 204 BC.
Alaric, king of the Visigoths, died there in 410 and is said to have been buried, together...
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 Justin: Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus, Book 23
Agathocles goes to war with the Bruttii in Italy; some account of that people, I.
At the first news of his arrival, the Bruttii, alarmed at his name, sent ambassadors to solicit alliance and friendship with him.
Agathocles, inviting them to an entertainment, that they might not see his army shipped over, and appointing the next day for giving them audience, went off immediately after the banquet in a vessel, and left them in the lurch.
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 Cosenza, Italy
In the fertile Crati valley in northwest Calabria lies Cosenza (240m/792ft; pop.
107,000), once capital of the Bruttii (Cosentia), now a provincial capital and the see of an archbishop.
The Visigothic leader Alaric died in Cosentia in A.D. 410 and was buried with his treasure in the bed of the River Busento.
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Scyllaceum A town of the Bruttii in southern Italy.
Sigeus Pertaining or belonging to Sigeum, a promontory near Troy where Achilles was thought to be buried (modern Yenishehr).
Sila A mountain in the territory of the Bruttii.
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 Index of names: Bo - By   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
294/20 The Bruttii defeat the garrison left behind by Agathocles.
293/14 Agathocles attacks the Bruttii and captures Hipponium.
202/24 The Romans punish the Bruttii for their support of Hannibal.
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 Ancient coinage of Bruttium
The weight standard which these coins follow is identical with that of the silver coins of Pyrrhus struck in Italy.
The bronze coins of the Bruttii are very numerous, the following being the principal varieties, and the sizes ranging from 1.15 to.45:—
The marine types on some of the Bruttian coins point to the worship of Poseidon, and especially of Thetis (Lycophron, 857 sqq.).
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 Alexander I of Epirus
In 333 BC, the same year in which Alexander the Great began his war against the Persian empire, Alexander Molossus was called by the Greek colony of Taras (Magna Graecia), to fight the Italic populations of Lucanians, Bruttii and Samnites.
He gained considerable successes, and made an arrangement with the Romans for a joint attack upon the Samnites; but the Tarentines, suspecting him of the design of founding an independent kingdom, turned against him.
Although the advantage at first rested with Alexander, he gradually lost it, and his supporters dwindled away.
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This page is for the Bruttium, a section of the third regio of Italy, Lucania et Bruttii.
In both cases, the name is Oscan, i.e., given by the Bruttii (UTET).
One is Western Italic, with essentially no consonant shift, the other shows the typical consonant shift which I interprete as a remnant of the Liguro-Sicanian stratum.
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 Theodor Mommsen History of Rome - From the Abolition of the Monarchy in Rome to the Union of Italy Page 46   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Samnite tribes filled a disproportionately large space, while yet they showed no disposition to make it thoroughly their own.
Mixed populations thus arose; the bi-lingual Bruttii, in particular, included Hellenic as well as Samnite elements and even perhaps remains of the ancient autochthones; in Lucania and Campania also similar mixtures must to a lesser extent have taken place.
The Samnite nation, moreover, could not resist the dangerous charm of Hellenic culture; least of all in Campania, where Neapolis early entered into friendly intercourse with the immigrants, and where the sky itself humanized the barbarians.
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This page is for the Lucania, a section of the third regio of Italy, Lucania et Bruttii.
This region is bounded by the Campania on the north-west, beyond the river Sele, by the Apulia on the north-east, by the Tyrrhenian sea on the west, by the Ionian sea on the south-east and by the Bruttii on the south, beyond the river Lao and the Pollino massif.
Common remarks: the place-names have been put in the nominative case, an asterisk * means not attested, reconstructed form.
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 Fasti Triumphales : Roman Triumphs
Luscinus, consul, over the Samnites, Lucani and Bruttii,] 3 non.Mart.
Luscinus (II), consul (II), over the Lucani, Bruttii, Tarentines and Samnites, id.Dec. (13th December)
Ma]ximus (II), [consul (II), over the Samnites, Lucani, Bruttii] and Tarentines, non.
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Thence they departed to bring like ruin upon Campania and Lucania, and then came to Bruttii.
Here they remained a long time and planned to go to Sicily and thence to the countries of Africa.
Now the land of the Bruttii is at the extreme southern bound of Italy, and a corner of it marks the beginning of the Apennine mountains.
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 Kroton Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
510/511 BC Destruction of Sybaris I by Kroton Kroton heir to the Sybarite 'empire' 444 BC Kroton looses the territory of Sybaris by the foundation of Thurii, also the Italic expansion of the Lucani and Bruttii decreased the power of Kroton.
Dionysius I of Syracuse made an alliance with the Lucanians in an attempt to take Rhegion.
379-367 BC Kroton conquered by Dionysius I of Syracuse 356 BC Brettian Leage 330 BC Kroton liberated from the Bruttii by Agathocles 296-289 BC Kroton conquered by Agathocles (since 318 BC ruler of Syracuse) 280 BC Kroton occupied by Pyrrhus Staters of reduced weight 277 BC Kroton fell to the Romans.
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 The Project Gutenberg eBook of Plutarch's Lives, Vol III. by Aubrey Stewart & George Long.
But, during the proscriptions and confiscations, on the other hand, he got a bad name, by buying at low prices large properties, and asking for grants.
It is said that, in the country of the Bruttii, he also proscribed a person, not pursuant to Sulla's orders, but merely to enrich himself thereby, and that, on this account, Sulla, who disapproved of his conduct, never employed him again in any public business.
However, Crassus was most expert in gaining over everybody by flattery; and, on the other hand, he was easily taken in by flattery from any person.
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It turns out he is quite justified in his rage and one doesn't have to refer to his family’s treatment at the hands of the 'Black and Tan' or the English handling of the potato famine.
His assertions of a power and asset grab for the art, books and culture of the Celtic Christian church have led me to even earlier alliances between Rome and the brutes (Brutus or 'Bruttii') of Britain.
A vital part of this plot necessitated the obliteration of knowledge about Ogham and a fiction to explain away the dolmen and etchings on stones being found allover the world.
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 Christine's Latin Webpage
With the end of the Social War, this rule went away because of the new idea of political unity for the Italian peoples, and with this political unity came the presentation of Latin as the common language for all local as well as federal business.
Lucania, Samnium and the county of Bruttii were extremely low in population.
Rome sent lots of colonies to all three.
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 History Channel
Unfortunatly I have a rebellion on my hands every turn.
Oh, and the House of Bruttii is WAAYY easier.
The Greeks you have to fight are pushovers.
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