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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 ( 44). It formed, with the opposite Cape of Lacinium, the entrance to the Tarentine Gulf.

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    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.44
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