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A promontory of Locri Epizephyrii, in Lower Italy

Thronium, Thronion

Now Pikraki; the chief town of the Locri Epicnemidii, on the river Boagrius, at a short distance from the sea, with a harbour upon the coast.


the city of Locri, founded in Lower Italy by the Ozolian Locrians

Sagra river

A small river in Magna Graecia, on the southeastern coast of Bruttium, falling into the sea between Caulonia and Locri.

Zephyrium "the western promontory"

   The name of several promontories of the ancient world, not all of which, however, faced the west. The chief of them were: Now C. di Brussano, a promontory in Bruttium, forming the southeastern extremity of the country, from which the Locri, who settled in the neighbourhood, are said to have obtained the name of Epizephyrii.


Zephyrium promontorium

  Zephyrium promontorium (to Zephurion: Capo di Bruzzano), a promontory on the E. coast of the Bruttian peninsula, between Locri and the SE. corner of Bruttium. It is mentioned principally in connection with the settlement of the Locrian colonists in this part of Italy, whose city thence derived the name of Locri Epizephyrii. According to Strabo, indeed, these colonists settled in the first instance on the headland itself, which had a small port contiguous to it, but after a short time removed to the site of their permanent city, about 15 miles farther N. (Strab. vi. pp. 259, 270.) The Zephyrian Promontory is mentioned by all the geographers in describing the coast of Bruttium, and is undoubtedly the same now called the Capo di Bruzzano, a low but marked headland, about 10 miles N. of Cape Spartivento, which forms the SE. extremity of the Bruttian peninsula. (Strab. l. c.; Plin. iii. 5. s. 10; Mel. ii. 4. § 8; Ptol. iii. 1. § 10; Steph. Byz. s. v.)

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited September 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

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