Urios: apparently an
otherwise unknown parallel form for Urium (Ptol.
VI. 3.9.), the name of a town which lay at the foot of
in Apulia, on the
bay of Urias (Mela 2.4.66). Its
connection with the worship of Venus is unknown, though
Ellis ascribes it to the association of this district with
Diomedes (Verg. A. 8.9), who
founded cities (e.g. Venusia) and temples in honor of Aphrodite
(Serv. on Verg. A.
Mela says the bay was pleraque asper
Ancona (from the
Greek form *)agkw/n): this
well-known city of Picenum contained a temple of Venus
domum Veneris, quam Dorica sustinet
Cnidum: in this famous