Oscan-speaking


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Adj.1.Oscan-speaking - able to communicate in Oscan
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray
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Naples emphasised its Greekness to distinguish itself from its nearest neighbours, despite a diverse population very similar to 'Oscan-speaking' Pompeii's.
Cumae had been captured by the Oscan-speaking Campanians in 421 s.c., after which much of the Greek population fled, and it rapidly became linguistically and culturally Oscanised.(22) It acquired the status of civitas sine suffragio in 338 s.c., and thus had a very close connection with Rome, remaining a loyal ally during the 2nd Punic War.(23) In 188B.C., Cumae had formally requested Roman permission to replace Oscan by Latin as its official language, an act which may have been the