or Salentīnum, Promontorium.
A famous promontory of Italy,
at the southern extremity of Iapygia, now Capo di Leuca. When the art of navigation was yet in
its infancy, this great headland presented a conspicuous landmark to mariners bound from the
ports of Greece to Sicily, of which they always availed themselves (Thuc.vi. 44
). It formed, with the opposite Cape of Lacinium, the entrance to the