- an ancient country in central Italy.
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On the confines of Samnium the two brothers divided their forces.
Postumius, marched into Samnium by the road from Capua to Beneventum.
Curius marched into Samnium, and his colleague into Lucania.
He fled into Samnium, but was followed there by Sulla's soldiers, taken prisoner and brought back to Rome.A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines
But more direful than all this was the punishment which fell upon Etruria and Samnium.Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic
- an ancient country of central Italy inhabited by Oscan-speaking Samnites: corresponds to the present-day regions of Abruzzi, Molise, and part of Campania
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