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Messapic
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Pre-Roman language of the Daunians ( Daunia), Peucetians ( Peucetii), Iapygians ( Iapyges) and Sal(l)entini in the territory of modern Apulia, the ancient regions of Apulia and Calabria. It is recorded in 600 mostly very short inscriptions and a few glosses; according to modern convention named after the people of the Messapii who were listed in Antiquity without clear demarcation together with the Sallentinians and Iapyges. The inscriptions have been dated to the period from about 500 BC to the beginning of the 1st cent. AD. They…

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Untermann, Jürgen (Pulheim/Köln), “Messapic”, in: 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. Consulted online on 28 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e801290>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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