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