- an ancient coastal city of Lucania, in S Italy: the extant ruins include three Greek temples and a Roman amphitheater.
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I thought of you, as I sat in the ruined rose-gardens of Paestum.Sinister Street, vol. 1
I also took the opportunity to visit Paestum for the first time.The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton
Mrs. Russell Barrington
The temples of Paestum are great and noble from any point of view.
At length he followed the advice of his physicians, and sailed to Paestum, in Italy.
I asked of the temple-guardian at Paestum, when he ministered to my thirst.The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
- an ancient Greek colony on the coast of Lucania in S Italy
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