Now Sorrento; an ancient town of Campania, opposite Capreae, and situated on the promontory
( Minervae) separating the Sinus Paestanus from the Sinus Puteolanus. It was subsequently a
Roman colony; and on the hills (Surrentini Colles) in its neighbourhood was grown one of the
best wines in Italy, which was strongly recommended to convalescents, on account of its
thinness and wholesomeness.