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Strabo, Geography, Book 6, chapter 3 (search)
the common stopping-place for people who are travelling either by sea or land to Barium;Now Bari. and the voyage is made with the south wind. The country of the Peucetii extends only thus farTo Barium. on the sea, but in the interior as far as Silvium.Silvium appears to have been on the site of what is now Garagone. All of it is rugged and mountainous, since it embraces a large portion of the Apennine Mountains; and it is thought to have admitted Arcadians as colonists. From Brentesium to Silvium appears to have been on the site of what is now Garagone. All of it is rugged and mountainous, since it embraces a large portion of the Apennine Mountains; and it is thought to have admitted Arcadians as colonists. From Brentesium to Barium is about seven hundred stadia, and Taras is about an equal distance from each. The adjacent country is inhabited by the Daunii; and then come the Apuli, whose country extends as far as that of the Frentani. But since the terms "Peucetii" and "Daunii" are not at all used by the native inhabitants, except in early times, and since this country as a whole is now called Apulia, necessarily the boundaries of these tribes cannot be told to a nicety either, and for this reason neither should