R. Peroni, “Enotri, Ausoni, Itali e altre popolazioni dell’estremo sud d’Italia”, in G. Pugliese Carratelli, Italia, 1986. S. Settis (a cura di), Storia della Calabria antica, I-II, Roma-Reggio Calabria 1987-1994.
Site : Catanzaro Sub Site : Sansinato Location : Calabria, Italy Period: Roman
Description: The archaeological evidences of Catanzaro are limited to the prehistoric period with the surveys carried out in a strip of land that dominates the course of the Corach, in the locality of Gagliano. In the roman period this territory fell into the one which was administered and controlled by the city of Scolacium and it was not the seat of a structured settlement. Its territory was therefore divided into latifundios managed by large productive villas, one of which is known in the locality "Sansinatora", today's Sansinato. The Villa, besides the scattered ruins, is well-known thanks to the discovery in the second half of the eighteenth century, of an epigraph that had been digged up in the properties of Salazar, and bearing the names of the owners of the villa.In addition to the epigraph in some archival documents we may read of thermal facilities,lead pipes and some coins that would date the last stage of life of the villa until the late romanity. M. C. Parra, Guida Archeologica della Calabria, Bari, 1998, π.289.