Saturday, November 13, 2010

Paestum at war

A street at Paestum. It is impressive how relatively well preserved the place is.

This is one of the living blocks at Paestum, featuring Atrium houses from the 3rd century AD.

The event below took place at about 211 BC.

"[D. Quinctius at last,] by compelling the allied cities, Regium, Velliea and Paestum to furnish the ships which they were bound by treaty to supply, he made up the above-mentioned squadron of twenty vessels."

Livy - Ab Urbe Condita (From the Founding of the City) XXVI. 39
Translated by Canon Roberts

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