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APRUSTUM a town in the interior of Bruttium, mentioned by Pliny (3.11.98), who tells us that it was the only inland city of the Bruttians (mediterranei Bruttioruin Aprustani tantum). It is evidently the same place called in our texts of Ptolemy (3.1.75), Ἄβυστρον, for which we should probably read Ἄβρυστον: he associates it with Petelia, and it has been conjectured that its site is marked by the village of Argusto, near Chiaravalle, on a hill about 5 miles from the Gulf of Squillace. (Romanelli, vol. i. p. 189.)


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