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CITY AND COUNTRY: An introduction

ByPietro Giovanni Guzzo

In 310 BC, during the second Samnite war, the Romans and their naval allies carriedout a raid against Nuceria. Livy (9.38.2-3) describes the territorial context as dominated by the fortified city of Pompeii, in which the families that cultivated the surrounding countryside took refuge.