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 Further, the course for passengers from Greece and Asia is most direct to Brentesium, and in fact all who are journeying to Rome disembark here. Hence there are two ways to Rome; one, which is only walked by mules, through the Peucetii, who are called Pœdicli, the Daunii, and the Samnites, as far as Beneventum, on which road is the city Egnatia,1 then Celia,2 Netium,3 Canusium,4 and Herdonia.5
1 Torre d' Agnazzo.
2 Ceglie, south of Bari.
3 Now Noja; but the identity of this place has been much canvassed.
5 Now Ordona, about twelve miles to the east of Æca, now Troja.
Livy records the defeat of the Roman forces at this place in two successive years. Hannibal removed the inhabitants and fired the town,
(Livy xxvii. 1,) but it was subsequently repaired, and is noticed by
Frontinus as Ardona. Ptolemy and Silius Italicus, viii. 568, mention it
. . . . . . . . . quosque
Obscura inculsis Herdonia misit ab agris.
9 Le Galazze
10 S. Maria di Capoa.
11 Capoa Nova.
12 Monte Dragone, or Mondragone.
13 At Capua, now S. Maria di Capua.
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