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ROME´CHIUM

ROME´CHIUM a place on the E. coast of the Bruttian peninsula, mentioned only by Ovid, in his description of the voyage of the Epidaurian serpent to Rome (Ovid. Met. 15.705). The geography of the passage is by no means very precise; but according to local topographers the name of Romechi is still retained by a place on the sea-coast near Roccella, about 12 miles N. of the ruins of Locri (Romanelli, vol. i. p. 156; Quattromani, Not. ad Barrii Calabr. 3.13.)

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