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This publication, the 1st full-scale therapy of historical Umbria in any language, takes a balanced view of the region's background within the first millennium BC, targeting neighborhood activities and motivations up to the impact of outdoor affects and Roman rules.

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Pliny, NH . . 52 See Colonna, ‘Ricerche sugli Etruschi e sugli Umbri’. 53 Dion. , . . –: ‘The peoples of Italy have been confused under a common name quite as often as any peoples elsewhere. ’ G. Colonna, ‘La Romagna fra Etruschi, Umbri e Pelasgi’, in La Romagna tra VI e IV sec. C. nel quadro della protostoria dell’Italia centrale (Bologna, ), –. Approaching the history of Umbria  It is also worth noting that the use of the ‘Umbrian’ toponyms in Etruria recorded by Pliny (the river Umbro and the tractus Umbriae of NH .

Ss.  and  for this influx. 69 Livy . . –; A. Prosdocimi, ‘L’umbro’, in PCIA vi (Rome, ), . See Ch. , s. . But the tables in Umbrian script are unlikely to have been inscribed much after the mid nd cent. , and could well be earlier (Prosdocimi, Tavole Iguvine). 70 The implications of these passages for Umbrian unity are discussed in Ch. , s. . 66 67 Approaching the history of Umbria  The overall impression gained from this survey of the epigraphy generated within Umbria in the fourth and third centuries  is one of particularism.

Dench, and J. R. Patterson, ‘The Archaeology of Central and Southern Italy: Recent Trends and Approaches’, JRS  (), –, for the disruptive impact of Romanization further south. 41 This sometimes creates ambiguity in archaeological literature, which uses the term ‘Umbria’ in its modern sense as well as its ancient sense.  Approaching the history of Umbria in the Augustan period, when it became the sixth of the regions of Italy. Pliny (NH . –) records its extent. In the south it was essentially the land bordered by the Tiber and the Nar, encompassing Ocriculum and Narnia, but not Monteleone di Spoleto or Nursia.

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