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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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(Historical Terms) the oldest Greek colony in Italy, founded about 750 bc near Naples
Cuˈmaean adj
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an ancient city in SW Italy, on the coast of Campania: believed to be the earliest Greek colony in Italy or Sicily.
Cu•mae′an, adj.
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Nero's Baths, the ruins of Baiae, the Temple of Serapis; Cumae, where the Cumaen Sybil interpreted the oracles, the Lake Agnano, with its ancient submerged city still visible far down in its depths--these and a hundred other points of interest we examined with critical imbecility, but the Grotto of the Dog claimed our chief attention, because we had heard and read so much about it.
Melissa Hardy; THE ORACLE OF CUMAE; Second Story Press (Fiction: Historical) 19.95 ISBN: 9781772601145
Il rilievo dell'area flegrea aumenta di libro in libro, come testimonia anche il suo graduale imporsi sin dallo spazio dei paratesti (ancora una questione di titoli: Cumae e Bradisismo), al punto che si puo parlare di un graduale spostamento "da un'iniziale contrapposizione al corpo sfigurato della societa a un inoltrarsi dentro i piu profondi caratteri del territorio" (Alfano 2010b: 8).
133), which is taken from Petronius's Satyricon, translates as: "For I actually saw the Sibyl at Cumae with my own eyes dangling in a bottle, and when the children asked her in Greek: 'What do you want, Sibyl?' she used to answer: 'I want to die'" (48).
'Haec est Sibylla Cumana' (This is the Sibyl of Cumae) is a game book referring to the sybil, or prophetess, of Cumae in Naples, one of the more popular Sybilline temples in the ancient world.
Triarius at his estate in Cumae, where they debated the Epicurean belief that pleasure is the highest good (1.13f.).
You are sitting in a chair reading the Saturday Evening Post and thinking of a $4,000 plot about a middle-aged man who marries a not-as-young-as-she-once-was girl who turns out to be the Sibyl of Cumae from the masterpiece The Waste Land by Mr.
(39) A relief hydria from Cumae but of Attic origin known as the "Regina Vasorum," dateable to circa 330 BCE, illustrates this connection between Dionysos and Triptolemos (Figs.
She remembers her past life as the Sibyl of Cumae, a Roman oracle whose powers are now being channeled by the Vatican to maintain world control.
Joanne Trickett, by email TRAVELsphere has an escorted tour that takes in Pompeii and Herculaneum, the museum in Naples and Mount Vesuvius - as well as Roman remains in Pozzuoli and Solfatara and western Europe's earliest Greek settlement at Cumae. An eight-day trip costs PS1,039pp including flights, excursions and half-board accommodation.