Now Siponto, called by the Greeks Sipus (Σιποῦς
). An ancient town in Apulia, in the
district of Daunia, on the southern slope of Mount Garganus, and on the coast. It is said to
have been founded by Diomedes, and was of Greek origin. It was colonized by the Romans, under
whom it became a place of some commercial importance (Livy, xxxiv.