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URIUM or Hyrium (Carpino) Foggia, Apulia, Italy.

An ancient city on the N coast of the Gargano promontory. It is mentioned by Pliny (3.103) and Ptolemy (3.1.17) among the cities of Daunia. Its position as a maritime city at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea is affirmed by other literary sources (Dionys. Per. 380; Strab. 6.284), but there is no historical mention of the city. Coins with the inscription ΥΡΙΑΤΙΝΩΝ are attributed to Uria. Ruins of a Roman bath found near Carpino on Lago di Varano are believed to have been within the area of the ancient city.


W. Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, I (1856) 1107 (E. H. Bunbury); CIL, IX, p. 66; RE 9.1 (1961) 1030.


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