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Praeneste
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(Πραίνεστος/Praínestos; Ptol. 3,1,61: Πραίνεστον/Praíneston). City in Latium c. 40 km east of Rome, on the southern slopes of Monte Ginestro, a foothill of the Appennines, modern Palestrina. The tradition gives various founders: Caeculus, son of Vulcan (Solin. 2,9; Verg. Aen. 7,678 f.); Telegonus, son of Odysseus and Circe (Plut. Mor. 316b 1); Praenestes, son of Latinus [1] (Steph. Byz. s. v. Π.). Contacts with Etruria (esp. with Caere and Vetulonia) in the 7th…

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Morciano, Maria Milvia (Florence), “Praeneste”, 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 13 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1007240>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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