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CASUENTUS

CASUENTUS a river of Lucania, mentioned only by Pliny (3.11. s. 16), who places it between the Acalandrus and Metapontum. It is evidently the river now called Basiento, a considerable stream, which runs nearly parallel to the Bradanus (Bradano), and flows into the Gulf of Tarentum about 5 miles from the mouth of that river, and a short distance S. of the site of Metapontum.

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