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Bŏvĭānum , i, n., = Βοΐᾶνον,
I.the name of two towns in Samnium.
I. The principal place of the Pentri, now Boiano, Cic. Clu. 69, 197; Liv. 9, 28, 2 and 3; 9, 31, 4; 10, 43, 15; in Plin. 3, 12, 17, § 107, with the appel. Vetus, to distinguish it from,
II. Bovianum Undecumanorum, prob. a place in the neighborhood of the preceding, occupied by the veterans of the eleventh legion, Plin. l. l.—Hence, Bŏvĭānĭus , a, um, adj., of Bovianum: “castra,Sil. 9, 566.—Bŏvĭā-nus , a, um, adj.: ager, Gromat. Vet. p. 259, 23.
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