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HAMAE a place in Campania, between Capua and Cumae, where the Capuans were in the habit of assembling annually for a solemn religious festival; an occasion of which they endeavoured to make use during the Second Punic War (B.C. 215) to reduce [p. 1.1030]the Cumaeans under their subjection, but their plans were frustrated and they themselves put to the sword by the Roman consul Sempronius Gracchus. (Liv. 23.35.) Livy, who is the only author that mentions Hamae, tells us that it was 3 miles from Cumae; but the exact site cannot be determined.


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