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Paestum , i, n.,
I.a city of Lucania, formerly called Posidonia, celebrated for its twice-blowing roses, now Pesti: “biferique rosaria Paesti,Verg. G. 4, 119; cf. Ov. M. 15, 708; Prop. 5, 5, 61: “oppidum Paestum Graecis Posidonia appellatum,Plin. 3, 5, 10, § 71.—Hence,
II. Paestānus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Pœstum, Pœstan: “sinus,Cic. Att. 16, 6, 1: “rosae,Ov. P. 2, 4, 28.—In plur.: Paestāni , ōrum, m., the Pœstans, Liv. 37, 10.
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