), a people of Southern Italy, inhabiting the southern part of Apulia.
This name was that by which they were known to the Greeks, but the Romans called them POEDICULI
which, according to Strabo, was the national appellation employed also by themselves. (Strab. vi. pp. 277,282.) Their national affinities and origin, as well as the geographical details of the country occupied by them,will be found in the article APULIA