The Latin inscriptions of Republican Sardinia prove an early immigration of Italians to this province since 238 B.C., with important quantities only in the age from the Gracchi to Caesar. In the same time there has been a slow but inexorable process of acculturation of the local populations, which interested especially the upper classes living in urban communities (self romanization) but which is also present in the country (vulgar romanization). In both cases the adhesion to the Italic customs, often accompanied by the assignment of the civitas latina or romana, does not involve the abandonment of the past customs and traditions, but rather their interpretation in the new political and cultural climate.
Sardi, Sardo-punici e Italici in Sardinia: la testimonianza delle iscrizioni / Ibba, Antonio. - I:(2016), pp. 69-88. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Il processo di romanizzazione della provincia Sardinia et Corsica tenutosi a Cuglieri (OR) nel 26-28 marzo 2015.