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Pozzuoli


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Alternate Name
Puteoli

Dikaerchia

Place Type
political
Description
Situated on the Bay of Pozzuoli; founded by Greeks in 6th cen. BCE; became a Roman colony in 194 BCE; an important commercial center under the Roman Empire; declined after Germanic invasions in the 5th cen. CE; damaged in volcanic eruptions of Middle Ages.
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Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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