(Polla) Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.
An important station on the
Via Popilia from Capua to Reggio Calabria, on the N
pass of the upper valley of the Tanagro at the confluence of the trans-Apennine routes from the interior
areas of Campania, Sannio, Apulia, Lucania, and Bruzio.
The name is documented by the Peutinger Table
by the geographer of Ravenna. Mommsen has proposed
that the same designation existed for the road since
a well-known inscription, the lapis Pollae (CIL
still exists in the same place as the Forum itself, where
it must have been attached as an autoelogium to the
base of an honorific statue. It states that the person to
whom the monument was dedicated, but whose name is
unknown though it must have been recorded on the
plinth of the no longer extant statue, not only constructed the “Forum . . . heic,” but also the road from
Reggio to Capua.
V. Panebianco, “Ii ‘lapis Pollae,’ e le
partizioni di ‘ager publicus’ nel II sec. aC., nel terntorio dell'antica Lucania,” Rassegna Storica Salernitana
, 24 (1963) 3-22MPI
; V. Bracco, “Il luogo di ‘Forum
Anni’ (In margine all'Elogium di Polla),” Arch. Stor.
per la Calabria e la Lucania
, 34 (1965-66) 151-63.