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