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Poseidonia


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Alternate Name
Paestum

Pesto

Place Type
political; archaeological site
Description
Ancient city was established by Greek colonists from Sybaris, who called it Poseidonia; taken by Lucanians 5th cen. BC & by Romans 273 BC; was famous for its roses; was destroyed by Saracens 871 AD; now site of the village of Pesto.
Source
Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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