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Metapontum
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(Μεταπόντιον, Metapóntion; Lat. Metapontum). A lower Italian city in Lucania, on the Gulf of Taras/Tarentum, said to have first been founded by the Pylians under Nestor upon their return from Troy (Strab. 6,1,15). The continuity of the Achaean substrate between the Mycenaean period and the great colonisation seems to have continued in the cultic domain (Artemision by the Venella and Artemision of Lusi). At the beginning of …

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Muggia, Anna (Pavia), “Metapontum”, 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 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e802270>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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