Cumae

[kyoo-mee]
noun
  1. an ancient city in SW Italy, on the coast of Campania: believed to be the earliest Greek colony in Italy or in Sicily.
Related formsCu·mae·an, adjective
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Historical Examples of cumae

  • He inspected the cave of the Sibylla of Cumae, but what it meant to him we do not know.

  • For there was no stronghold in Campania except those at Cumae and at Naples.

    Procopius

    Procopius

  • The only objection to Cumae being the place is the passage in ch.

  • Mommsen, in an excellent paper (Hermes, 1878), has laid the scene at Cumae.

    The Satyricon, Complete

    Petronius Arbiter

  • And he also sent to Cumae as large a garrison as he thought would be sufficient to guard the fortress there.

    Procopius

    Procopius


British Dictionary definitions for cumae

Cumae

noun
  1. the oldest Greek colony in Italy, founded about 750 bc near Naples
Derived FormsCumaean, adjective
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