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AULON a hill in the neighbourhood of Tarentum, noticed by Horace for the excellence and abundance of its wine. Martial also speaks of it as producing excellent wine as well as wool, for which the whole neighbourhood of Tarentum was famous. (Hor. Carm. 2.6.18; Mart. 13.125.) Its site still retains its ancient celebrity in the former respect: it is now called Monte Melone (probably a corruption of Aulone), a sloping ridge on the sea shore about eight miles SE. of Tarentum. (Romanelli, vol. i. p. 295; Carducci, Delizie Tarantine, p. 269.)


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