), a town of Samnium or Apulia, mentioned by Diodorus (20.26
) as taken by the Romans in the Second Samnite War, B.C. 311.
The name is otherwise wholly unknown, as well as that of Cataracta (Καταράκτα
) which accompanies it; Niebuhr suggests (Hist. of Rome,
vol. iii. p. 245) that it may be the same with the Cesaunia which appears in the epitaph of Scipio Barbatus; but this is mere conjecture. Italian antiquaries identify it with the modern town of Cerignola
in Apulia. (Romanelli, vol. ii. p. 259.)