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MY´STIA

MY´STIA (Μυστία: Eth. Μυστιανός: Monasterace), a town of Bruttium, which seems to have been situated on the E. coast of that province, between Scylacium and the Zephyrian promontory, apparently not far from Cape Cocinthus (Capo di Stilo). (Mela, 2.4.8; Plin. Nat. 3.10. s. 15.) Stephanus of Byzantium cites Philistus as calling it a city of the Samnites, by which he must evidently mean their Lucanian or Bruttian descendants. (Steph. B. sub voce Its position cannot be more exactly determined, but it is placed conjecturally at Monasterace, near the Capo di Stilo. (Cluver. Ital. p. 1305; Romnanelli, vol. i. p. 175.)

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