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MELAE

MELAE


1.

A town of the Samnites, mentioned only by Livy (24.20), among the towns of the Caudine Samnites which were taken by Fabius in B.C. 214. The same author elsewhere (27.1) mentions a town of the Samnites which he calls MELES, and which was not taken till B.C. 210, by Marcellus. Nevertheless, it is probable that the same place is meant in both cases, but we have no clue to its position.


2.

A town in the neighbourhood of Locri in Bruttium, mentioned by Thucydides (5.5), but otherwise wholly unknown. [LOCRI] [E.H.B]

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