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BELU´NUM

BELU´NUM or BELLUNUM (Βελοῦνον), a considerable town in the interior of Venetia, still called Belluno. It was situated in the upper valley of the Plavis (Piave), about 20 miles NE. of Feltria, and almost on the borders of Rhaetia. It was probably in ancient as well as modern times the capital of the surrounding district. (Plin. Nat. 3.19. s. 23; Ptol. 3.1.30; P. Diac. 6.26; Orell. Inscr. 69.)

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.19
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 3.1
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