This Archive gathers thematically selected documents – Greek and Latin literary sources, Greek, Latin, Etruscan and Italic inscriptions – relevant to the political and constitutional history of people and communities of ancient Italy and Sicily in pre-Roman and Roman times.
Each piece of evidence is here published in its original language. An English and/or Italian translation and the relative modern literature is also supplied.
The icon in the Bibliographical Archive points to the presence of documents in the Documental Archive concerning that specific community, people or topic.
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Citing a document of the Documental Archive:
Name of Editor, Title of Document, in: ARCAIT. Archivio Costituzioni Antiche in Italia. www.arcait.it (access date)
Example: J.Piccinini, Eraclea. Consultazione pubblica a Dodona. ca. 385/4 a.C in: ARCAIT. Archivio Costituzioni Antiche in Italia. www.arcait.it (27.05.2014)
- Siceliotes, Phoenicians/Punics, Sikels, Sikanians, Elymians. Provincia Sicilia. Tax and administrative system, post 210 BC. M. Tullius Cicero
- Siceliotes, Phoenicians/Punics, Sikels, Sikanians, Elymians. Provincia Sicilia. Ager publicus. Ager decumanus. Civitates foederatae. Civitates sine foedere immunes ac liberae, post 210 BC M. Tullius Cicero
- Siceliotes, Phoenicians/Punics, Sikels, Sikanians, Elymians. Provincia Sicilia. L. Cornelius Marcellus. 1st cent. AD
- Hernici. Institutions. 305 BC. Titus Livius.
- Lucanians. King and Democracy. End of the 5th cent. BC. Strabo
- San Marco d’Alunzio / Haluntium. ὁ δᾶμος. 2nd – 1st century BC
- San Marco d’Alunzio / Haluntium. Municipium. Augustan period (?). IG XIV 367
- Messana. Civitas foederata, post 264-263 BC. Formally exempted from supplying grain to Rome. M.Tullius Cicero
- Messana. Decuriones. 1st – 2nd century AD
- Lipara. Decuriones. Procurator Caesaris. 14 – 29 AD