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BUCINNA

BUCINNA is mentioned by Pliny (3.8. s. 14) among the small islands on the W. coast of Sicily As he enumerates it next to Aegusa, it is supposed to be the same called by Ptolemy Phorbantia, now [p. 1.455]Levanzo [AEGATES]. Steph. Byz. calls Bucinna (Βούκιννα) a town of Sicily; but if this refer to the Bucinna of Pliny, it can hardly be Levanzo, which. appears to have been never inhabited by more than a few fishermen. (Smyth's Sicily, p. 247.)

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