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PU´CINUM (Πούκινον: Duino), a town of Venetia, in the territory of the Carni (Plin. Nat. 3.18. s. 22), though Ptolemy assigns it to Istria (Ptol. 3.1.28). It is placed by Pliny between the river Timavus and Tergeste, which leaves little doubt that it is the place called Duino, about 16 miles from Trieste, and less than 2 from the sources of the Timavus. It stands on the brow of a steep rocky ridge or slope facing the sea; and the neighbouring district is still noted for its wine, which was famous in the days of Pliny, and was reckoned particularly wholesome, so that Livia the wife of Augustus ascribed the great age to which she attained principally to her use of it. (Plin. Nat. 14.6. s. 8, 17.4. s. 3.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 14.6
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.18
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 14.17
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 3.1
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