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BARRAFRANCA Province of Enna, Sicily.

A large agricultural center which, according to local scholars, may be identified with Calloniana, the statio located by Roman itineraries between Philosophiana (modern Sofiana) and Corconiana (Sommatino?). Supposedly the Roman mansio proper is to be found a few km from Barrafranca, in the Ciarfara area, where there are archaeological remains of the Roman and Byzantine periods. This hypothesis has not, however, been verified through scientific excavation.


A. Li Gotti, “Identificazione definitiva di Calloniana,” Archivio Storico Sicilia Orientale (1958-59) 121ff (with previous bibliography); D. Adamesteanu, Kokalos 9 (1963) 35ff (with previous bibliography).


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