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Cumae

(from the Greek name Kymé[?], said to mean wave -perhaps referring to the wavelike shape of the peninsula)

The place of the first Greek colony on the mainland of Italy. Settled by Greeks from the island of Iona and from the city of Khalkis[?] on the island of Euboea,

It remains famous as the place where the Cumaean Sybil used to prophecy.

It was also a place where a widely influential early Christian work The Shepherd of Hermas was said to be inspired by visions.



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