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Brundisium
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(Βρενδέσιον, Βρεντήσιον; Brendésion, Brentḗsion, modern Brindisi). Important Iapygian-Messapian harbour town (Hdt. 4,99) in agro Sallentino (Liv. per. 19), eastern terminus of the via Appia (cf. Hor. Sat. 1,5).

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A. Greek and Roman period

Ancient historians assumed a connection between the name of the town and the Mess…

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Camassa, Giorgio (Udine) and Makris, Georgios (Bochum), “Brundisium”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e220550>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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