- an ancient city in SW Italy, on the coast of Campania: believed to be the earliest Greek colony in Italy or in Sicily.
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He inspected the cave of the Sibylla of Cumae, but what it meant to him we do not know.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
For there was no stronghold in Campania except those at Cumae and at Naples.
The only objection to Cumae being the place is the passage in ch.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors
Mommsen, in an excellent paper (Hermes, 1878), has laid the scene at Cumae.The Satyricon, Complete
And he also sent to Cumae as large a garrison as he thought would be sufficient to guard the fortress there.
- the oldest Greek colony in Italy, founded about 750 bc near Naples