Lucanians

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Lucanians

 

(Lucani), one of the ancient Italian Samnite tribes. By the late fifth century B.C. they had settled in the southern part of Italy, calling it Lucania. Subjugated by the Romans in 273-272 B.C., the Lucanians frequently rebelled against them, fighting on the side of Hannibal in 216-215 B.C. and with the allies during the Social War of 90 (or 91)-88 B.C.

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