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CAECINA or CECINA, a river of Etruria, mentioned both by Pliny and Mela, and still called Cecina. It flowed through the territory of Volaterrae, and after passing within 5 miles to the S. of that city, entered the Tyrrhenian sea, near the port known as the Vada Volaterrana. There probably was a port or emporium at its mouth, and Mela appears to speak of a town of the. same name. The family name of Caecina, which also belonged to Volaterrae, was probably connected with that of the river, and hence the correct form of the name in Latin would be Caecina, though the MSS. both of Pliny and Mela have Cecina or Cecinna. (Plin. Nat. 3.5. s. 8; Mela, 2.4; Müller, Etrusker, vol. i. p, 405.)


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