), a town of Gallia Cispadana, placed by Strabo on the road from Ravenna to Altinum.
This is confirmed by the Tab. Peut., which places it 6 miles from Ravenna: Pliny also says that it was near the sea-coast, and calls it an Umbrian city. Strabo, on the other hand, says it was a colony or dependency of Ravenna. (Strab. v. p.214
; Plin. Nat. 3.15. s. 20
; Steph. Byz. s. v. Βούτριον;
Tab. Peut.) No remains of it are extant, and its site cannot be identified: there is a place still called Budrio
about 10 miles NE. of Bologna,
but this is much too far from the sea-coast: the ancient Butrium must have been near the entrance of the lagunes of Comacchio.
The Butrium mentioned by Ptolemy (3.1.31
) among the cities of the Cenomani, in conjunction with Tridentum, must have been quite a different place.