- 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.Custom and Myth
It is for this reason that he removed to Metapontum where he died, and where Cicero was able to visit his tomb long afterwards.The Legacy of Greece
He forged letters from the leading citizens of Metapontum, and then sent them to Fabius.