), a considerable river of Samnium, which has its sources in the rugged mountain district between Agnone
and Castel di Sangro,
and has a course of about 60 miles from thence to the Adriatic. During the lower part of its course it traverses the territory of the Frentani, and falls into the sea about 5 miles SE. of Histonium (Il Vasto).
The only ancient writer who mentions it is Pliny (3.12. s. 17
), who calls it “flumen portuosum:” it is, indeed, the only river along this line of coast the mouth of which affords shelter even for small vessels.