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Dauni
The Daunians
Daunians
(Greek: Δαύνιοι, translit. Daúnioi; Latin: Daunii) were an Iapygian tribe which inhabited northern Apulia
Apulia
in classical antiquity. Two other Iapygian tribes, the Peucetians
Peucetians
and the Messapians, inhabited central and southern Apulia
Apulia
respectively. All three tribes spoke the Messapian language, but had developed separate archaeological cultures by the seventh century BC
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Terracotta
Terracotta, terra cotta or terra-cotta (pronounced [ˌtɛrraˈkɔtta]; Italian: "baked earth",[2] from the Latin terra cocta),[3] a type of earthenware, is a clay-based unglazed or glazed ceramic,[4] where the fired body is porous. Terracotta
Terracotta
is the term normally used for sculpture made in earthenware, and also for various utilitarian uses including vessels (notably flower pots), water and waste water pipes, roofing tiles, bricks, and surface embellishment in building construction.[5] The term is also used to refer to the natural, brownish orange color, of most terracotta, which varies considerably. This article covers the senses of terracotta as a medium in sculpture, as in the Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army
and Greek terracotta figurines, and architectural decoration. Asian and European sculpture in porcelain is not covered
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Adriatic
The Adriatic Sea
Sea
/ˌeɪdriˈætɪk/ is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
from the Balkan peninsula. The Adriatic is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea, extending from the Strait of Otranto (where it connects to the Ionian Sea) to the northwest and the Po Valley. The countries with coasts on the Adriatic are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro
Montenegro
and Slovenia. The Adriatic contains over 1,300 islands, mostly located along its eastern, Croatian coast. It is divided into three basins, the northern being the shallowest and the southern being the deepest, with a maximum depth of 1,233 metres (4,045 ft). The Otranto Sill, an underwater ridge, is located at the border between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas
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Frentani
The Frentani[1] were an Italic tribe
Italic tribe
occupying the tract on the east coast of the peninsula from the Apennines to the Adriatic, and from the frontiers of Apulia
Apulia
to those of the Marrucini. They were bounded on the west by the Samnites, with whom they were closely connected, and from whom they were originally descended
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Samnites
The Samnites
Samnites
were an ancient Italic people
Italic people
who lived in Samnium
Samnium
in south-central Italy. They became involved in several wars with the Roman Republic
Roman Republic
until the 1st century BC. An Oscan-speaking people, the Samnites
Samnites
probably originated as an offshoot of the Sabines
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Aequi
The Aequi
Aequi
(Ancient Greek: Αἴκουοι and Αἴκοι) were an Italic tribe
Italic tribe
on a stretch of the Apennine Mountains
Apennine Mountains
to the east Latium in central of Italy
Italy
who appear in the early history of ancient Rome. After a long struggle for independence from Rome they were defeated and substantial Roman colonies were placed on their soil. Only two inscriptions believed to be in the Aequian language
Aequian language
remain. No more can be deduced than that the language was Italic. Otherwise the inscriptions from the region are those of the Latin-speaking colonists in Latin. The colonial exonym documented in these inscriptions is Aequi
Aequi
and also Aequicoli ("colonists of Aequium")
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Campanians
The Campanians
Campanians
(also Campani) were an ancient Italic tribe, part of the Osci
Osci
nation, speaking an Oscan language. Descending from the Apennines
Apennines
the proto- Osci
Osci
settled in the areas of present-day Campania
Campania
at the beginning of the 1st millennium BC, or even before
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Bruttii
The Bruttians
Bruttians
(Greek: Βρέττιοι, translit. Bréttioi, Latin: Bruttii) were an ancient Italic tribe of Lucanian descent. They inhabited the southern extremity of Italy, from the frontiers of Lucania
Lucania
to the Sicilian Straits and the promontory of Leucopetra
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Paeligni
The Paeligni or Peligni were an Italic tribe
Italic tribe
who lived in the Valle Peligna, in what is now Abruzzo, central Italy.Contents1 History 2 Language 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] The Paeligni are first mentioned as a member of a confederacy that included the Marsi, Marrucini and Vestini, with which the Romans came into conflict in the Second Samnite War, 325 BC. As for other Oscan-Umbrian populations, they were governed by supreme magistrates known as meddixes. Their religion included deities, such as the Dioscuri, Cerfum (a water god) and Anaceta (the Roman Angitia), a goddess associated with snakes. On the submission of the Samnites, they all came into alliance with Rome
Rome
in 305-302 BC,[1] the Paelignians having fought hard[2] against even this degree of subjection
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Lucani (ancient People)
The Lucanians
Lucanians
(Greek: Λευκανοί Leukanoí; Latin: Lucani) were an Italic tribe
Italic tribe
living in Lucania, in what is now southern Italy, who spoke an Oscan language, a member of the Italic languages.[1]Contents1 Language and writing 2 History 3 See also 4 External links 5 NotesLanguage and writing[edit] The Lucani spoke a variety of the Umbrian-Oscan language, like their neighbours, the Samnites, who had absorbed the Osci
Osci
in the 5th century BC. The few Oscan inscriptions and coins in the area that survive from the 4th or 3rd century BC use the Greek alphabet. History[edit]A mounted Lucani warrior, fresco from a tomb of Paestum, Italy, c
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Greek Language
Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά [eliniˈka], elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα [eliniˈci ˈɣlosa] ( listen), ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece
Greece
and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean
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Osci
The Osci
Osci
(also called Opici, Opsci, Obsci, Opicans, Ancient Greek: Ὀπικοί, Ὀσκοί),[1] were an Italic people
Italic people
of Campania
Campania
and Latium adiectum
Latium adiectum
during Roman times. They spoke the Oscan language, also spoken by the Samnites
Samnites
of Southern Italy. Although the language of the Samnites
Samnites
was called Oscan, the Samnites
Samnites
were never called Osci, or the Osci
Osci
Samnites. Traditions of the Opici fall into the legendary period of Italian history, approximately the first half of the first millennium BC, down to the foundation of the Roman Republic. No agreement can be reached concerning their location and language
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Ausones
"Ausones", (Ancient Greek: Αὔσονες; Italian: Ausoni) the original Greek form for the Latin "Aurunci," was a name applied by Greek writers to describe various Italic peoples
Italic peoples
inhabiting the southern and central regions of Italy.[1] The term was used, specifically, to denote the particular tribe which Livy
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Southern Italy
Southern Italy
Italy
or Mezzogiorno (Italian pronunciation: [ˌmɛddzoˈdʒorno],[2] literally "midday") is a macroregion of Italy
Italy
traditionally encompassing the territories of the former Kingdom of the two Sicilies
Kingdom of the two Sicilies
(all the southern section of the Italian Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
and Sicily), with the frequent addition of the island of Sardinia.[3][4][5] Southern Italy
Italy
has many major tourist attractions, such as the Palace of Caserta, the Amalfi
Amalfi
Coast, Pompeii
Pompeii
and other archaeological sites (many of which are protected by UNESCO)
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Italic Peoples
Pontic SteppeDomestication of the horse Kurgan Kurgan
Kurgan
culture Steppe culturesBug-Dniester Sredny Stog Dnieper-Donets Samara Khvalynsk YamnaMikhaylovka cultureCaucasusMaykopEast-AsiaAfanasevoEastern EuropeUsatovo Cernavodă CucuteniNorthern EuropeCorded wareBaden Middle DnieperBronze AgePontic SteppeChariot Yamna Catacomb Multi-cordoned ware Poltavka SrubnaNorthern/Eastern SteppeAbashevo culture Andronovo SintashtaEuropeGlobular Amphora Corded ware Beaker Unetice Trzciniec Nordi
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Peucetia
Peucetia
Peucetia
is a genus of lynx spiders that is found worldwide. While P. viridana is found only in India and Myanmar, the similar named P
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