[German version] (Τεμέση/
Temésē). City in Bruttium (Bruttii), in the Roman period
Tempsa (Str. 6,1,5; Plin. HN 3,72); its location is uncertain, but it was somewhere in the valley of the Sabutus (modern Savuto). T. was founded by the Ausones; these were followed by the Aetolians under Thoas , then the Bruttii. In 194 BC a Roman
loc.cit.; Liv. 34,45) was established. Followers of Spartacus used T. as a base (Cic. Verr. 2,5,39-41). Near T., there was a heroon to Polites  (cf. Paus. 6,6,4-10). Copper mines at T. had already been exhausted by the earliest times (Hom. Od. 1,184; Str.
loc.cit.; 12,3,23); the wine of T. was well known (Plin.
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