Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Samnite culture distinctly different from Roman society

The Osco-Umbro people, including the Samnites as well as the Sabins, were derived from the fusion of local people with indo-european infiltrations during the iron age. By 600 B.C. they became the well defined Osco-Umbro tribes and in 500 B.C. if not before, the people, now historically known as the Samnites, were clearly identified as having the indisputable control of the Samnium region.