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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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(᾽απουλία), southeastern part of Italy from the region of Monte Gargano down to Terra d'Otranto, separated from Lucania by the

Apulia

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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In Roman times, Apulia covered the north of modern Puglia and the neighbouring areas: the south of the region was

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H. Kathryn Lomas

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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a region of SE Italy corresponding to Augustan *Regio II, bounded by the valleys of the Bradano and Tiferno. Regio II also included a part of ...

Aufidus

Aufidus  

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The most important river of southern Italy. A powerful stream in winter and sluggish creek in summer, it rises near the Tyrrhenian Sea but flows into the Adriatic, through the ...
Bari

Bari  

An Adriatic Port in Apulia, now a regional capital; the old town (which alone existed before the reign of Murat) occupies a low promontory. In Antiquity, it was a city ...
Brindisi

Brindisi  

(Βρεντήσιον), city in southern Apulia with a splendid harbor; terminus of the ancient Via Appia, a primary point of departure for the East, and a center of trade with Dalmatia ...
Calabria

Calabria  

Before designating the former land of the Bruttii, western extremity of the Italian peninsula, the word “Calabria” applied only to the Salento (terra d'Otranto). At first used by simple geographical ...
Calchas

Calchas  

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In Homer's Iliad a diviner who accompanied the Greek army to Troy. He reveals the reason for the plague on the camp and foretells the length of the war. After Homer he is introduced into several ...
Cava dei Tirreni

Cava dei Tirreni  

Early in the 11th c., a nobleman of Salerno, Alferius, who had been sent to Germany by the prince, encountered Abbot Odilo of Cluny, received his monastic training at cluny ...
Corfu

Corfu  

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Northernmost of the western Greek islands, located in the Ionian Sea just off the western coast of Epirus. Verdant and remote, Corcyra was identified with Homer's Scheria. During the 8th cent. ...
Daunians

Daunians  

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Are identified by Greek authors and archaeological evidence as the inhabitants of northern Apulia; like the Peucetians and Messapians to the south, they emerge after c.700 bc as a distinct ...
Garganus mons

Garganus mons  

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Promontory projecting from Apulia into the Adriatic to form the ‘spur’ on the Italian boot. Its forested mountain rises over 1,500 m. It is the Matinus celebrated by Horace (Odes ...
Horace

Horace  

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(65–8bc),Roman poet of the Augustan period. A notable satirist and literary critic, he is best known for his Odes, much imitated by later ages, especially by the poets of 17th-century England.
Iapygia

Iapygia  

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The Greek name for the Sallentine peninsula, sometimes also used to denote the whole of Apulia. The inhabitants (Iapyges) were Messapii in language (see Messapic language) and culture, but many ...
Italy

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Despite regional divisions and a series of unstable governments, Italy remains an important player in EuropeItaly is dominated by mountains. The Alps loom over the north of the country and merge with ...
John of Trani

John of Trani  

(11th c.)John, bishop of Trani in Byzantine Apulia, is known for his role in the Schism of 1054. In 1053 he received a letter from the metropolitan of Bulgaria ...
Katepanate

Katepanate  

Or catepanate, a conventional scholarly term to designate the Byz. territories in Apulia that were placed under the administration of the katepano. The katepanate was established by Basil Boioannes ...
Lombards

Lombards  

A member of a Germanic people who invaded Italy in the 6th century, and who settled in what became Lombardy. The name of this people comes from Italian lombardo, representing late Latin Langobardus, ...
Luceria

Luceria  

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(mod. Lucera), a town on the borders of Samnium and Apulia. It is not certainly recorded until 315/4 bc, when it was a Samnite-controlled stronghold, which the Romans captured and ...
Monte Sant'angelo

Monte Sant'angelo  

According to the text relating the appearance of St Michael on Monte Gargano in Apulia, doubtless written in the 9th c. and incorporating older elements, a certain Garganus, an inhabitant ...

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