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Vibo Valentia
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(Οὐιβῶνα Οὐαλεντία/Ouibôna Oualentía). City in Bruttium on the Mare Tyrrhenum in the south of the gulf of S. Eufémia, inland north of the foothills of Tropea at a height of 560 m near modern VV (the name was Monteleone di Calabria until 1928). Founded by Locri [2] in the 2nd half of the 6th cent. BC with the place name of Hipponium (Ἱππώνιον/Hippṓnion) along with Medma to the southwest of VV in an effort to reduce the population pressure (Ps.-Skymn. 307 f.). In 422…

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Muggia, Anna (Pavia), “Vibo Valentia”, 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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