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Compitum

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Mar 04, 2018 01:01 PM History
A multi-period sanctuary near Anagnia.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/422908

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sanctuary (religious center)

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 43 E3 Compitum

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Osteria della Fontana

There is archaeological evidence for cult activity at the site already in the Orientalizing period, perhaps connected with nymphs associated with a now vanished lake. Romanization of the area likely absorbed the local cult into the cult of Diana by the second century B.C. Livy discusses the compitum Anagninum in the context of portents observed during the summer of 210 B.C. Livy remarks that there was an extramural lightning strike near Anagnia that resulted in a fire that burned for a day and a night and that at the crossroads (compitum) in the grove of Diana, there birds of the trees chose to abandon their nests.


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L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Compitum: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/422908> [accessed: 10 December 2018]

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