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Plemmyrium (promontory)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: R.J.A. Wilson
Contributors: R. Talbert, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified May 09, 2022 10:45 AM History
Modern scholars associate Plemmyrium with the modern Penisola della Maddalena located south of Syracuse on the island of Sicily, but they differ as to which cape on the peninsula is meant by ancient sources.

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cape, promontory, lighthouse

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 47 G4 Plemmyrium Pr.

R.J.A. Wilson, in BAtlDir page 720 (see Plemmyrium Pr.), writes: "Punta della Maddalena". He places the label on the map (BAtlas 47 G4 at the southeastern point of the peninsula, i.e. where the modern Faro di Capo Murro di Porco lighthouse is located. E. Olshausen, in New Pauly (see "Plemmyrium") writes "the north cape of the peninsula of Maddalena to the south of Syracusae, today Punta della Maddalena." Unfortunately, modern gazetteers of Sicily do not use the nomenclature "Punta della Maddalena," nor do they indicate the location of the former church of Mary Magdalene that has given the entire peninsula its name. Olshausen's description seems to refer to what the gazetteers call the "Punta Castellucio".

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R.J.A. Wilson, R. Talbert, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Plemmyrium (promontory): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 04 February 2023]

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