(Rocca San Felice) Campania, Italy.
At this place in the Hirpine country a sanctuary of Mephitis (Pliny HN
2.208) stood near a volcanic
spring that constantly boils with the release of noisome
gases. There are no remains of the sanctuary except votive material, including interesting wooden figures, now
in the Museo Irpino at Avellino. The coins come from
mints all over S Italy and show the shrine was venerated
from the 5th c. B.C. to the 2d c. A.D. Vergil (Aen
. 7.563-71) sets the descent of Allecto to the Underworld here.
L. RICHARDSON JR.