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 (pĕs′təm, pē′stəm)
An ancient city of southern Italy on the Gulf of Salerno. Founded as a Greek colony before 600 bc, it flourished as part of Magna Graecia and was taken by Rome in 273 bc.
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(Placename) an ancient Greek colony on the coast of Lucania in S Italy
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(ˈpɛs təm)

an ancient coastal city of Lucania, in S Italy.
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