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APANESTAE or APENESTAE (Απενέσται:), a town on the coast of Apulia, placed by Ptolemy among the., Daunian Apulians, near Sipontum. Pliny, on the contrary, enumerates the APAENESTINI, probably the same people, among the “Calabrorum Mediterranei.” But it has been plausibly conjectured that “Arnesto,” a name otherwise unknown, which appears in the Itin. Ant. (p. 315), between Barium and Egnatia, is a corruption of the same name. If this be correct, the distances there given would lead us to place it at S. Vito, 2 miles W. of Polignano, where there are some remains of an ancient town. (Plin. Nat. 3.11, 16; Ptol. 3.1.16; Romanelli, vol. ii. p. 155.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.16
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.11
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 3.1
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