A Samnite people, dwelling in the south of Samnium, between Apulia, Lucania, and Campania.
Their chief town was Aeculanum. The name, Hirpini, is said to have been derived from the
Sabine hirpus, “a wolf.”
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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