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Calabri, Calabria
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A. Definition

South-eastern extension of the Italian peninsula (Str. 6,3,1: its name possibly of indigenous origin; [1; 2. 32], for different view [5]), modern Salento. Καλαβρία (Kalabría) is first attested for Rhinto (Hsch. s.v. K.), c. 300 BC; according to Str. 6,3,5, most authors used Kalabría synonymously with Ἰαπυγία (Iapygía), Μεσσαπία (Messapía) and Σαλεντίνη (Salentínē) for the peninsula south of the isthmus of Tarentum -- Brundisium. The earliest mention of the t…

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Lombardo, Mario (Lecce) and Makris, Georgios (Bochum), “Calabri, Calabria”, 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 16 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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