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CAPO D'ORLANDO (“Agathyrnon”) Sicily.

Archaeological evidence of a habitation center of the Classical period near Capo d'Orlando between S. Martino and Bagnoli has led to speculation that it may be Agathyrnon. Diodoros (5.8) attributes its foundation to Agathyrnos, son of Aiolos, and in 210 B.C. the consul Laevinus transferred to Bruttium 4000 dissidents who had gathered at Agathyrnon (Livy 26.40; Polyb. 9.27). It is unlikely that it should be identified, as has also been suggested, with S. Agata Militello in the territory that was probably “chora” of Halontion.


G. Parisi, “La via Valeria,” BIA 11 (1948) 121.


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    • Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 26, 26.40
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