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see Castellammare di StabiaCastellammare di Stabia
, city (1991 pop. 68,720), in Campania, S Italy, on the Bay of Naples. A summer resort and spa, it has thermal mineral springs that have been used since Roman times. It is also a commercial and industrial center, with shipyards founded in 1783.
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an ancient Italian city on the Gulf of Naples, 15 km from Mount Vesuvius. Originally a settlement of the Oscans, Sta-biae later became a fortified city of the Roman Republic. Today it is located near the city of Castellammare di Stabia.

Stabiae was destroyed by Sulla in 89 B.C. Later restored, it was buried in 79 B.C. in the eruption of Vesuvius, during which Pliny the Elder perished. Excavations conducted in the late 18th century and in the 1950’s have uncovered an ancient settlement, tombs dating from the fourth century B.C., inscriptions, household objects, and villas with the remains of Pompeian wall decorations.


D’Orsi.L. Gli scavi di Stabia. Naples, 1954.
Elia, O. Pitture di Stabia. Naples, 1957.
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The decisive argument for the novel's date may come from Xenophon's reference to sailing to Nuceria rather than Pompeii or Stabiae (5,8,1).
had wiped out not only bustling Pompeii, but also other Roman towns such as Herculaneum, Oplontis, and Stabiae, whose homes, shops, and mansions were lost for centuries.
The omission of Habrocomes' place of embarkation requires explanation, as does his point of entry, since if the hinterland of the Bay of Naples was his original destination, it would seem much more natural for him to have put in at either Pompeii or Stabiae, both of which had harbours, and proceed overland from there.