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  • An ancient city and Greek colony of south-central Italy near present-day Naples. Founded c. 750 BC, it was among the earliest Greek settlements in Italy. It later featured prominently in Roman legend as the site of a cave housing a sibyl.

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  • proper noun An Ancient Greek, and then Roman, settlement near Naples famed for its sibyl.

Etymologies

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Latin Cūmae

Examples

  • She, they say, was of Babylonian extraction, being the daughter of Berosus, who wrote the Chaldaean History; and when she had crossed over (how, I know not) into the region of Campania, she there uttered her oracular sayings in a city called Cumae, six miles from

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Apparently, he went to the city of Cumae, an old Greek city on the coast about twenty-five miles northwest of Vesuvius.

    The Spartacus War

  • Apparently, he went to the city of Cumae, an old Greek city on the coast about twenty-five miles northwest of Vesuvius.

    The Spartacus War

  • Apparently, he went to the city of Cumae, an old Greek city on the coast about twenty-five miles northwest of Vesuvius.

    The Spartacus War

  • Apparently, he went to the city of Cumae, an old Greek city on the coast about twenty-five miles northwest of Vesuvius.

    The Spartacus War

  • Tony and Annalisa visit the sit of the Sibylla of Cumae, a famous oracle centuries ago.

    Sopranos episode guide #17: Commendatori

  • Tony and Annalisa visit the sit of the Sibylla of Cumae, a famous oracle centuries ago.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Now if the scene of the dinner is actually at Cumae this sounds very peculiar; it might even be a gloss added by some copyist whose knowledge was not equal to his industry.

    Satyricon

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

    Satyricon

  • The traditional dating for Zopyrus puts him in the first half of the fourth century (Marsden 1971, 98, n. 52), but Kingsley has convincingly argued that he was in fact active in the last quarter of the fifth century, when he designed artillery for Cumae and Miletus (1995, 150 ff.).

    Pythagoreanism

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