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Poseidonia, Paistos, Paestum
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(Ποσειδωνία/Poseidōnía: Aristot. Mir. 839a 30; Παιστός/Paistós: Str. 5,4,13; Ποσειδωνιάς/Poseidōniás: Scymn. 248; 'Oscan' Παῖστον/Paîston: Ptol. 3,1,8; Posidonia: Liv. Per. 14; Plin. HN. 3,71; Latin Paestum: Plin. loc. cit.; Pestum: Tab. Peut. 6,5).

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I. History

Town in Lucania (Aristot. loc. cit.) on the south coast of …

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Muggia, Anna (Pavia) and Lesky, Michael (Tübingen), “Poseidonia, Paistos, Paestum”, 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 17 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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