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Sipontum

or Sipuntum. 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. 25).

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