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Creators: I.E.M. Edlund Berry, A.M. Small Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jul 05, 2015 05:01 PM History
A major Greco-Roman center of south Italy, Poseidonia/Paestum was originally founded by Greeks from Sybaris in the seventh century BC, who named the settlement Poseidonia. After the Pyrrhic war, the city became a Latin colony named Paestum ca. 273 BC.

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Place Oenotri by I.E.M. Edlund Berry — last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:15 AM
An ancient Italic population occupying a portion of southwestern Italy from Poseidonia/Paestum to Calabria. Their name may derive from the Greek 'oinos' meaning wine.

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 45 B4 Poseidonia/Paestum

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Paestum

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Edlund Berry, I., A. Small. "Places: 442733 (Poseidonia/Paestum)". Pleiades. <http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/442733> [Accessed: May 31, 2016 9:35 pm]

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