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LAINUS (Laino) Cosenza, Italy.

Now connected with the two towns, Laino Castello and Laino Borgo. Strategically located in the Laos valley, settlement extended from the 9th c. B.C., represented by an indigenous necropolis, through the 6th and connections with Sybaris, into the Hellenistic period. In Laino Borgo have been found the remains of a wall, a kiln, and terracotta figurines from the Hellenistic period. In the area between S. Primo and S. Gadda are Lucanian tombs from the Hellenistic period. Thus far no Roman remains have been found. The finds are in the Museo di Reggio.


P. Orsi,NSc (1921) 469; Phillip in RE XII1 (1924) c. 467, s.v. Lainus; E. Galli, in AttiMGrecia (1929) 155ff; (1933) 155ff; N. Catanuto,NSc (1931) 655ff; T. J. Dunbabin, The Western Greeks, 205 n. I and 459; EAA 4 (1961) 457-58 (with bibliography).


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