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Paestum

[ pes-tuhm ]
/ ˈpɛs təm /
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noun

an ancient coastal city of Lucania, in S Italy: the extant ruins include three Greek temples and a Roman amphitheater.

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Paestum
/ (ˈpɛstəm) /

noun

an ancient Greek colony on the coast of Lucania in S Italy
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