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Misenum
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The foothills of M. in the extreme south of the Campi Phlegraei define the western boundary of the Bay of Naples, as does the Promunturium Minervae (modern Punta della Campanella) to the east. According to Vergil (Verg. Aen. 6,162ff.; 234ff.) M. was named after Aeneas's trumpeter Misenus [1], who died there. According to Strabo (1,2,18; 5,4,6) M. was said to be connected with Odysseus's companion Misenus [2]. The foothills encompass a natural harbour with two connected bas…

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Gargini, Michela (Pisa), “Misenum”, 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 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e806520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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