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Lucania

(lo͞okā`nēə), ancient region of S Italy. It was bounded on the east by the Gulf of Tarentum (now Taranto) and by Apulia, on the north by Samnium and Campania, on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, and on the south by Bruttium. Italic tribes and Greek colonists lived there before the Roman conquest in the 3d cent. B.C. (see 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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). Their chief cities were Heraclea and Metapontum on the Gulf of Tarentum and Paestum and Buxentum on the Tyrrhenian coast. The non-Greek Lucanians were Samnites. The western portion of ancient Lucania is now in Campania; the larger eastern part is in BasilicataBasilicata
, region (1991 pop. 610,528), 3,856 sq mi (9,987 sq km), S Italy, bordering on the Tyrrhenian Sea in the southwest and on the Gulf of Taranto in the southeast. It forms the instep of the Italian "boot.
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In fact, ENI's film narratives in Southern Italy do not aim at revealing the truth, particularly in Sicily and Lucania, as much as they demonstrate the occurrence of a radical change vis-a-vis the past and the present reality.
Here, for instance, an example of funeral verse in praise of Scipio, analyzed by Saussure: Subigit omne Loucanam opsidesque abdoucit (subjected entire Lucania and took hostages):
The level of activity of the males has been shown to be the only predictor of spawning success in Lucania goodei (McGhee et al., 2007), suggesting that the activity of the males and male-male competition are important components of sexual selection in these types of breeding systems.
The book gives a finely etched portrait of Lucania in Southern Italy.
The haul included a Roman Republic Apulia Luceria bronze 'quincunx', which realised PS340, a group of Roman Imperial bronze coins, which went for PS380, and a pre-Roman 450 to 350 BC Lucania silver starter, which sold for PS360.
(34) It has been proved that by the end of the fifth century BC plays and vases were exported from Athens to southern Italy, particularly to Lucania and Apulia.
The girl's two attackers were young thugs named Salvatore Lucania and Benjamin Siegel - later known as "Lucky" Luciano and "Bugsy" Siegel.
The number of bicycles is not listed, but the cycling craze of the era is represented by a number of advertisements, including that for the Lucania cycle, whose component parts were all made in John O'Neill's Dublin factory.