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Arpi
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(also Ἄρποι, Ἄργυρίππα, Ἄργος Ἵππιον; Árpoi, Argyríppa, Árgos Híppion: Dion. Hal. 20,3,2, Argyripa, Argos Hippium: Cic. Att. 9,3,2; Verg. Aen. 10,30; App. Hann. 31; Just. Epit. 20,1). These refer to a town in  Apulia, listed as one of the inland settlements of  Daunia (Ptol. 3,1,72), modern Arpi. It was founded by  Diomedes (Lycoph. 594f.; Str. 6,3,9; Ov. Met. 14,9; Plin. HN 3,104), who, according to Steph. Byz. s.v. Ἄργυρίππα, supposedly gave this new name to an existing town called Λάμπη. In the Second Punic War, it was captured…

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Garozzo, Bruno (Pisa), “Arpi”, 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 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e200480>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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