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Campi Phlegraei

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: N. Purcell
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Dec 10, 2021 01:07 PM History
The Campi Phlegraei (Phlegraean Fields) is a large caldera (13 km wide) in the Bay of Naples region of Italy. In total, the the area comprises 24 craters, although a good portion of the caldera now lies under water. The area was important in Greek and Roman times; the Greeks established their first mainland colony at Cumae within the Campi Phlegraei.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/432744

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plain, region, volcano

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 44 F4 Campi Phlegraei

Surviving Hellenistic Greek sources treat the Phlegrean Fields as a large area, roughly bounded by Capua, Nola, and Mount Vesuvius. Writers of the Roman period seem to have in mind a smaller area, lying between Cumae and Puteoli (Gargini provides citations in Brill's New Pauly). Modern vulcanologists refer to the Campi Flegrei volcano, understanding its location, extent, and history from a scientific perspective that both differs from and contextualizes the ancient perspectives (see Costa 2021, pages 4-8 and map in Figure 3).


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N. Purcell, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Campi Phlegraei: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/432744> [accessed: 19 May 2022]

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