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CORNUS (Κόρνος, Ptol. 3.3.7; Corni, Itin. Ant. p. 84), a city on the W. coast of Sardinia, called by Livy the capital of that part of the island. It was made their head-quarters and place of refuge by the Sardinian tribes who revolted against the Romans during the Second Punic War, but after the defeat of Hampsicora was besieged and taken by the praetor T. Manlius, B.C. 215. (Liv. 23.40, 41.) Ptolemy erroneously reckons it among the inland towns of Sardinia; the Itinerary places it on the road along the west coast of the island, 18 miles from Bosa, and the same distance from Tharros, These distances coincide with the site of the existing ruins, which are still visible on the sea-coast between Capo Nieddu and Capo Mannu, about 13 miles N. of Oristano. Numerous fragments of buildings, parts of an aqueduct, necropolis, and the walls of the port, are still standing. Carthaginian and Roman coins are found there in abundance. (Tyndale's Sardinia, vol. ii. pp. 300, 301.)


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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 23, 40
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 23, 41
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 3.3
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