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It is said that the country of the Laestrygones was to the S of Latium, on the borders with Campania.

Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities


   A savage race of cannibals, whom Odysseus encountered in his wanderings. They were governed by Antiphates and Lamus. They belong to mythology rather than to history. The Greeks placed them on the east coast of Sicily, in the plains of Leontini, which are therefore called Laestrygonii Campi. The Roman poets, who regarded the promontory Circeium as the Homeric island of Circe, transplanted the Laestrygones to the southern coast of Latium, in the neighbourhood of Formiae, which they supposed to have been built by Lamus, the king of this people.

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