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Tribe on the south-eastern coast of Italy. It is encountered in ancient literature most commonly in the  Greek form of the name Peukétioi (Πευκέτιοι, cf. Str. 6,3,8; Cass. Dio 15,2,3; on the other hand however Πευκετεῖς/Peuketeîs, Herodorus FGrH 31 F 29; Ποίδικλοι/Poídikloi, Str. 6,3,1; 7; Poediculi, Plin. HN 3,38; 102; Steph. Byz. s.v. Χανδάνη: Πευκεταῖοι/Peuketaîoi; Str. 6,3,8 considered the name to be Greek: he believes that it had probably been customary among the local population in ancient times but in his period it was obsolet…

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de Vido, Stefania (Venice), “Peucetii”, 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 21 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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