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;
), 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.
F. G. LO PORTO