Journal | Axon
Journal issue | 7 | 1 | 2023
Research Article | Military Building Inscription from Aenaria

Military Building Inscription from Aenaria

On the slope of Monte di Vico at Ischia there was an inscription recording the construction of a fortress by two characters with Oscan names and some soldiers. After recalling the various hypotheses about the document’s historical context, the most recent one, though neglected, is endorsed: the two characters were archons of Neapolis, who arranged the defences of Aenaria during the First or Second Punic War. New considerations are provided about the archonship at Neapolis, besides a complete historical commentary of the document, whose importance for the history of the Neapolitan constitution is highlighted.

Open access | Peer reviewed

Submitted: Feb. 1, 2023 | Accepted: April 11, 2023 | Published Aug. 3, 2023 | Language: it

Keywords PithekoussaiMonte di VicoOscan onomasticsGuerre punicheArchonsPunic WarsΣτρατιῶταιNeapolisΤοιχίονAenariaArcontiOnomastica oscaIschia

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