previous next


CERBALUS a river of Apulia, mentioned only by Pliny (3.11. s. 16), who makes it the northern boundary of the Daunians. It is now called the Cervaro, a considerable stream, which rises in the Apennines on the confines of Samnium, near Ariano, flows by Bovino (Vibinum), and after traversing the plain of Apulia, receives the waters of the Candelaro just before it enters the Adriatic near Sipontum. Procopius (B. G. 3.18) speaks of a place called Cervarium (Κερβάριον) in Apulia, which derived its name from this river.


hide References (1 total)
  • Cross-references from this page (1):
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.11
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: