Akeru overview
Other name(s) Acerrae
Modern name(s) Acerra
Region Mediterranean
Section Italia
Latitude 40.94564163 N suggest info
Longitude 14.37182258 E
Status Accurate location
Info Acerra is one of the most ancient cities of the region, probably founded by the Osci with the name of Akeru (Latin: Acerrae). It was the first Roman city that was granted the status of civitas sine suffragio in 332 BCE.

Acerra was destroyed by Hannibal in 216 BCE, but was restored in 210 BCE.

Acerra served as a Roman base during the Social War in 90 BCE.
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40.945642, 14.371823 === 40.945642 N, 14.371823 E === 40° 56' 44.3" N, 14° 22' 18.6" E
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Nearest sites Suessula, circa 5.3 km (3.3 mi) north-east
Nuvlana, Nola, circa 12.7 km (7.9 mi) east
Vesuvius mons, Ouesouion, circa 14.5 km (9 mi) south-east
Parthenope, Neapolis, Napoli, circa 14.3 km (8.9 mi) south-west
Palaeopolis, circa 16.5 km (10.2 mi) south-west
Phlegraei campi, Phlegraean Fields, circa 25 km (15.5 mi) west
Invinias, circa 26 km (16.2 mi) south-west
Portus Iulius, circa 26.7 km (16.6 mi) south-west
Kyme, Cumae, Cuma, circa 28.5 km (17.7 mi) west
Kyme acropolis, Cumae, Cuma, circa 29 km (18 mi) west
Surrentum, Sorrento, circa 35.5 km (22 mi) south
Teanum Sidicinum, Teano, circa 42 km (26.1 mi) north-west
Roccamonfina, circa 51.5 km (32 mi) north-west
Pithekoussai, circa 46.2 km (28.7 mi) west
Minturnae, Minturno, circa 60.4 km (37.5 mi) north-west
Interamna Lirenas, circa 74.5 km (46.3 mi) north-west
Poseidonia, Paestum, circa 79.1 km (49.2 mi) south-east
Larinum, Larino, circa 105.8 km (65.8 mi) north-east
Cairano, circa 83.7 km (52 mi) east
Hyele, Velia, Elea, circa 109.6 km (68.1 mi) south-east
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Database ID 8118, created 7 Apr 2012, 18:31, Last changed 8 Apr 2012, 23:44