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Pucinum
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Fort in the territory of the Carni in Istria, near Aquileia on a bay of the Ionios Kolpos at the source of the Timavus (Plin. HN 14,60; cf. 3,127; 17,31; modern Timavo) - probably north-west of Tergeste near modern Duino or modern Prosecco, a village still known today for its dark red wine. P. lay near a rocky hill on which grew a wine famous for its healing powers; Livia [2] ascribed her great age (she lived to be 86) to her exclusive consumption of this wine (Plin. HN 14,60). The location of this vine…

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Cabanes, Pierre (Clermont-Ferrand), “Pucinum”, 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 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1014350>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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