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Tarentum

[tuh-ren-tuh m] /təˈrɛn təm/
noun
1.
ancient name of Taranto.
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  • Have we not heard of Iccus of Tarentum and other wrestlers who abstained wholly for a time?

    Laws Plato
  • Next is descried the bay of Tarentum, town, if rumour is true, of Hercules.

  • Tarentum was a city situated toward the western shore of Italy.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • With this force he immediately set out on his march to Tarentum.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • In a word, the condition of Tarentum was soon entirely changed.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • At length the preparations for the sailing of the expedition from Tarentum were completed.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • What would you have done if I had sent you to Tarentum instead of Samobriva?

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • And indeed this is the point of the observation of, I think, Archytas of Tarentum.

    Treatises on Friendship and Old Age Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Darius brought to bear on Tarentum all the influence he could wield, but in vain.

  • It is said that in the territory of Tarentum, the woodpecker of Mars is never found.

British Dictionary definitions for Tarentum

Tarentum

/təˈrɛntəm/
noun
1.
the Latin name of Taranto
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