Frentanian coastal town (regio IV Samnium, Plin. HN 3,106), modern Ortona. Mentioned in connection with the Byzantine-Gothic War (AD 535-540) during the conquest of the coastal strip by the Byzantines (Marcellinus  Comes on the year 538); bishopric toward the end of the 6th cent.
M. Buonocore, G. Firpo, Fonti latine e greche per la storia dell'Abruzzo antico 1, 1991, 528-537
A. R. Staffa, Ortona, in: EAA2 Suppl. 4, 1996, 133.
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Buonocore, Marco (Rome),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
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