Bibliotheca Classica; Or, a Classical Dictionary. Containing a Copious Account of the Principal Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors with the Val

Bibliotheca Classica; Or, a Classical Dictionary. Containing a Copious Account of the Principal Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors with the Val

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ... the Ptolemies, kins of Egypt, from the great prominence of his belly, 'tinav, "the paunch;" from j-7ri7, "the lower belly." Piitscos, a town of Caria, opposite Rhodes, and subject to that island. (Slcpb. Byz. s. v.) Pia or Pialia, festivals instituted in honour of Adrian by the emperor Antonius. They were celebrated at Puteoli, on the second year of the Olympiads. Picentes, a people of Italy, occupying what was called Piccnum. (Vid. Picenum.) Picentia, a city of Campania, about seven miles beyond Salernum, and once the capital of the Picentini. (Strabo, 5. p. 251, ed. Casaub.--Mela. 2, 4.--Plin. H. JV. 3, 5.) It is now Vicenza or Bicenza. Picentini, a people of Italy, south of Campania, occupying an inconsiderable extent of territory, from the promontory of Minerva to the mouth of the river Silarus. AVe are informed by Strabo, that there were a portion of the inhabitants of Picenum, whom the Romans transplanted thither to people the shores of the gulf of Posidonia or Pactum. It is probable that their removal took place after the conquest of Picenum, and the complete subjugation of this portion of ancient Campania, then occupied by the Samnites. Cluverius fixes the date at A. U. C. 463. (Hal. Ant. vol. 2. p. 1188.) According to the same writer, the Picentini were at a subsequent period compelled by the Romans to abandon the few towns which they possessed, and to reside in villages and hamlets, in consequence of having sided with Hannibal in the second Punic war. As a farther punishment, they were excluded from military service, and allowed only to perform the duties of couriers and messengers. (Strab. 5. p. 251, ed. Casaub.--Plin. H. Y. 3. 5.--Cramer's.inc. Italy, vol. 2. p. 213.) Picenum, a district of Italy, ...show more

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