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It is not certain whether the ancient site here is the site mentioned by ancient authors as Amestratos or Mytistratos (Diod. 23.9.3; Polyb. 1.24; Plin. HN 3.91; Cic. Verr. 3.39.43; Steph. Byz.; Sil. Pun. 14.267) or whether both names referred to this site. Stretches of polygonal walls were once visible but have now disappeared as a consequence of land slides. In Piazza del Popolo a Roman grave was recently discovered, perhaps dating from the Republican period.


L. Mauceri, Sopra un'acrapoli pelasgica . . . (1896)MP; S. Pagliaro-Bordone, Mistretta antica e moderna (1906).


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