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Metapontum

[met-uh-pon-tuh m] /ˌmɛt əˈpɒn təm/
noun
1.
an ancient Greek city in SE Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto: home of Pythagoras in exile.
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  • The people of Metapontum stamped their money with a mouse gnawing an ear of corn.

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  • It is for this reason that he removed to Metapontum where he died, and where Cicero was able to visit his tomb long afterwards.

  • He forged letters from the leading citizens of Metapontum, and then sent them to Fabius.

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