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SOLETUM

SOLETUM (Soleto), a town of Calabria, situated in the interior of the Iapygian peninsula, about 12 miles S. of Lupiae (Lecce). It is mentioned only by Pliny, in whose time it was deserted ( “Soletum desertum,” Plin. Nat. 3.11. s. 16), but it must have been again inhabited, as it still exists under the ancient name. That the modern town occupies the ancient site is proved by the remains of the ancient walls which were still visible in the days of Galateo, and indicated a town of considerable magnitude (Galateo, de Sit. Iapyg. p. 81; Romanelli, vol. ii. p. 26.)

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