geographical name ancient town S Italy on Tyrrhenian coast W of modern Naples • Cumaean adjective

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  • Cumae — (italienisch Cuma, griechisch Κύμη Kyme) ist eine antike Stadt in der italienischen Region Kampanien nordwestlich von Neapel (Gemeinde Bacoli). Der Name leitet sich vermutlich von der griechischen Stadt Kyme auf Euböa ab, eventuell aber auch vom… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cumae — Cumae,   antike Stadt im Küstengebiet Kampaniens, älteste griechische Siedlung in Italien, als Kyme von Ioniern aus Euböa um 750 v. Chr. von Chalkis aus gegründet. Tochterstädte von Cumae waren Dikaiarcheia (Puteoli/Pozzuoli) und Neapolis… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • CUMAE — it. CUME Ptol. Cymae Livio, l. 37. c. 11. Cyme Melae, l. 1. c. 18. Civitas Episcopalis Campaniae ad mare iuxta Puteolos, a Cumaeis Asiae populis et Chalcidensibus, colonia ex Euboea insul. iam ante bellum Troianum, si Virgilio fides deducta,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Cumae — [kyo͞o′mē] ancient Greek city in Campania, SW Italy, near Naples: thought to have been the first Greek colony in Italy, founded 9th or 8th cent. B.C …   English World dictionary

  • Cumae — Ancient ruins of Cumae Location of the province of Naples …   Wikipedia

  • Cumae — Cumaean, adj. /kyooh mee/, n. an ancient city in SW Italy, on the coast of Campania: believed to be the earliest Greek colony in Italy or in Sicily. * * * Ancient city west of Naples, Italy. Probably the oldest Greek mainland colony in the West,… …   Universalium

  • Cumae — Sp Kùmai Ap Κυμή/Kyme sen. graikų kalba Ap Cumae lotyniškai L sen. gr. kolonija P Italijoje …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • CUMAE —    A Greek city on the west coast of Campania, which was the location of the battle in 474 BC where Hieron of Syracuse defeated the Etruscans. This is traditionally considered to be a historical moment at which Etruscan sea power declined …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • Cumae — Cu•mae [[t]ˈkyu mi[/t]] n. anh geg 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 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cumae — /ˈkjumi/ (say kyoohmee) noun an ancient city on the coast of Campania, in south western Italy; reputedly the earliest Greek colony in Italy and Sicily. –Cumaean, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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