(Carovigno) Apulia, Italy.
An ancient Messapian center ca. 25 km N-NW of Brindisi. It
was destroyed in 473 B.C. by the Tarentines (Diod.
; Ath. 12.552 d). Karbina probably corresponds
to the city of Carbinium which the Cosmographia Anonymi Ravennatis
cites near Brindisi; and it may certainly
be identified with modern Caroviguo, where remains of
the ancient walls are preserved. From the necropolis came
funerary material and inscriptions in the Messapian language, which are now in the museums at Lecce and
W. Smith, Dictionary of Greek and
, I (1856) 515 (E. H. Bunbury); K.
Miller, Itineraria Romana
(1916) 220; RE
1930; O. Parlangeli, Studi Messapici
F. G. LO PORTO