Called Hyria by Herodotus; a town in Calabria, on
the road from Brundusium to Tarentum, was the ancient capital of Iapygia, and is said to have
been founded by the Cretans under Minos (Herod.vii. 170). It is
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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