(Bovino) Foggia, Apulia, Italy.
An inland city 8 km from Aecae (Troia) and 24 km
from Luceria. Its name is found in Pliny (3.105
) and in
IX, 966). Hannibal encamped there in
217 B.C. (Polyb. 3.88). The ager Vibinas is mentioned
in the Liber Coloniarum
(p. 210). There are remains of
walls and towers, as well as numerous inscriptions, an
aqueduct, and some cisterns.
W. Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography
, II (1857) 1307 (E. H. Bunbury); RE
8.2 (1958) 1947-48.
F. G. LO PORTO