Sentinum


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Sentinum

(sĕntī`nəm), ancient town of Umbria, E central Italy, near the modern town of Sassoferrato. In 295 B.C. the Romans (led by Publius Decius Mus) defeated the Gauls and the Samnites there. It was the most important battle in the Roman conquest of Italy.
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Au livre X, 28, 15, l'historien rapporte le comportement hero'ique de Decius fils en 295 a Sentinum, qui, lors du combat contre les Samnites, appuyes par les Gaulois et les Etrusques, decide de se devouer pour la communaute a laquelle il appartient afin de garantir le succes romain.
As Giorgio Nonni and Mariarita Casarosa observed some years ago, the cameo was discovered early during the second half of the 16th century in the ancient Roman city of Sentinum, near Sassoferrato in the Marches.