Metapontum


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Metapontum

(mĕtəpŏn`təm), ancient city of Magna GraeciaMagna Graecia
[Lat.,=great Greece], Greek colonies of S Italy. The Greek overseas expansion of the 8th cent. B.C. founded a number of towns that became the centers of a new, thriving Greek territory.
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, on the Gulf of Taranto, SE Italy. Settled by Greeks, c.7th cent. B.C., it flourished and gave refuge to Pythagoreans expelled from Crotona. Pythagoras taught and died there. There are remains of a Doric temple, called Tavole Paladine, and other ruins.
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Thus we have, for example, on rural settlement and urban development, Emanuele Greco and Dieter Mertens, with Joe Carter on the Metapontum survey; an exegesis of the Tomb of the Diver from Paestum by Angela Pontrandolfo; a survey of Greek artists in Republican Rome by Eugenio La Rocca.
He was worshiped as a hero in Argos and Metapontum.
Numae), quia non exstat alius, falso Samium Pythagoram edunt, quem Seruio Tullio regnante Romae centum amplius post annos in ultima Italiae ora circum Metapontum Heracleamque et Crotonem iuuenum aemulantium studia coetus habuisse constat.
1) See Kurt von Fritz, "The Discovery of Incommensurability by Hipassus of Metapontum," Annals of Mathematics 46, no.