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Headword: *kapu/h
Adler number: kappa,351
Translated headword: Kapye, Capua
Vetting Status: high
Name of a very large city.[1] "Once Capua had gone over to the Carthaginians it brought with it, by its influence, the other cities too".[2]
Greek Original:
*kapu/h: o)/noma po/lews megi/sths. h( de\ *kapu/h metaqeme/nh pro\s tou\s *karxhdoni/ous tw=| ba/rei sunepespa/sato kai\ ta\s a)/llas po/leis.
[1] In central Italy; present-day S. Maria di Capua Vetere (Barrington Atlas map 44 grid F3). See generally OCD(4) s.v. Capua; Catholic Encyclopedia entry at web address 1, municipal website at web address 2.
[2] This quotation (already at beta 120) was left unidentified by Adler, but a succession of scholars have attributed it to Polybius, and in the Büttner-Wobst edition it is admitted as 7.1.4 (p. 312, web address 3).
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. II, (Leipzig 1889)
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Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 August 2001@10:27:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links) on 24 August 2003@14:51:13.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 26 August 2003@03:00:16.
David Whitehead (expanded and tweaked n.2; another keyword) on 9 October 2011@05:50:22.
David Whitehead on 27 January 2013@07:23:34.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 2 September 2013@20:27:19.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@05:11:18.
Ronald Allen (add map reference, link, cosmetics) on 17 April 2018@01:11:08.
Ronald Allen (formatting bibliographical entry) on 30 June 2018@00:17:31.


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