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date: 29 February 2024

Asculum Picenumlocked

Asculum Picenumlocked

  • Edward Togo Salmon


Asculum Picenum, the capital of *Picenum, strongly placed amid imposing mountains near the Adriatic on the river Truentus (Strabo 5. 241); modern Ascoli Piceno, with numerous ancient remains. Rome captured Asculum in 268 bce and continued the *via Salaria to it (Florus 1. 14). The *Social War (3) broke out here, but the Romans recovered the town after a two-year siege and grimly punished it (App.


  • Ancient Geography

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