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, Lat. Tarentum, city (1991 pop. 232,334), capital of Taranto prov., Apulia, S Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto, an arm of the Ionian Sea. Taranto is, after La Spezia, the chief military port of Italy, and it is also an agricultural, industrial, and fishing center.
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Using an example from the Peloponnesian War, Mahan pointed out that during the Athenian expedition to Syracuse, the Syracusans moved their inferior fleet to Tarentum. "The momentary safety of Syracuse would illustrate the influence of a 'fleet in being'; its subjugation after the fall of Tarentum would show the limitations of such a fleet, which, by definition, is inferior." (12) Mahan felt that "the exaggerated argument about the 'fleet in being' and its deterrent effect is, in effect, assuming that war can and will be made only without risk." (13) That is, "it was not the beaten and crippled English and Dutch 'fleet in being' that prevented an invasion of England.
(29) But apart from the acquaintance with parts of Plato's philosophical terminology, Timaeus, the Pythagorean from Locri in Italy, is open to all the criticism directed in Republic 7 against (the unnamed) Archytas, the Pythagorean from Tarentum in Italy.
Born in Tarentum, PA, he was the son of the late Stephen and Suzanne (Kotek) Patrick.
He then sees Tarentum as the only environment where the iconography of Evanthes' work could have been produced, and therefore proposes the end of the fourth century BC as the earliest possible dating for Evanthes.
Archytas of Tarentum: Pythagorean, Philosopher and Mathematician King (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
pl.) 'the people of Numantia, in northern Spain' (1387), Tartarin 'made of a costly fabric, perhaps a kind of silk, from (or originally from, or imported via) Tartary' (1400), Tarentine 'from or pertaining to Tarentum, Tarentine' (1440), Sclavin(e) 'an inhabitant of some Slavic territory' (1450), Alpine 'Alpine' (1475) and Molmutine 'of Dunwallo Molmutius, British king and law-giver' (1475).
Survivors include three sons, Mike of Tarentum, Pa., Larry of Green Valley Lake, Calif., and Troy of Monroe; a daughter, Debbie Crocker of Monroe; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
For me Roman art begins with the period of the great Roman victories over Syracuse (211 B.C.E.) and Tarentum (209 B.C.E.), and then over Perseus, the last king of Macedon (168 B.C.E.), culminating in the conquest and destruction of Corinth and Carthage (both 146 B.C.E.).
If cough prevents sleep the pill of Heracleides of Tarentum relieves both; it contains saffron 0.66 grm., myrrh, long pepper, costmary, galbanum, 1 grm.
But for present purposes it is sufficient to note that at the heart of this poem is a translation of a poem by Leonidas of Tarentum, preserved in the Greek Anthology, a poem translated thus by W.R.
Halfway through his circuitous travels in search of his wife Anthia, who is at that moment in the clutches of a brothel-keeper at Tarentum, Habrocomes, the hero of the novel by Xenophon of Ephesus, crosses from Sicily to the coast of Italy (Xen.