See also:town of Lucania, Italy, on the
See also:hill now crowned by the
See also:castle of Castellammare della Bruca, 440 ft. above
See also:sea-level, on the S.W.
See also:coast, 11 m . N.W. of the
See also:modern railway station of Ascea, 25 M . S.E. of
See also:Paestum . Remains of the city walls, with traces of one
See also:gate and several towers, of a
See also:total length of over 3 m., still exist, and belong to three different periods, in all of which the crystalline
See also:limestone of the locality is used . Bricks were also employed in later times; their
See also:form is
See also:peculiar to this place, each having two rectangular channels on one side, and being about 15 in. square, with 'a thickness of nearly 4 in . They all bear Greek
See also:brick-stamps . There are some remains of cisterns on the site, and various other traces of buildings . The town was mainly celebrated for the philosophers who
See also:bore its name (see ELEATIC ScxooL) . About 530 B.C. the Phocaeans, driven from
See also:Corsica, seized it from the Oencrians . Its coins were widely diffused in S . Italy, and it kept its independence even in
See also:Roman times, and only became a municipiun after the Social War . See W .
Schlenning in Jahrbuck
See also:des K . Deutschen Arch . Instituts (T889), iv . 169 sqq . (T .
VELIUS LONGUS (2nd cent. A.D.)
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