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Cumae (Cuma, in Italian) is an ancient Greek settlement lying to the northwest of Naples in the Italian region of Campania.
Cumae was the first Greek colony on the mainland of Italy (Magna Graecia), there having been earlier starts on the islands of Ischia and Sicily by colonists from the Euboean cities of Chalcis (Χαλκίς;) and possibly Eretria (Ερέτρια;) or Cuma (Kύμη).
Entrance of the Sibyl grotto of Cumae [Source] Steering to Cumae, where the Sibyl dwells, Aeneas seeks her cave, whose entrance is barred by bronzen gates, on which is represented the story of Daedalus,--the first bird man,--who, escaping from the Labyrinth at Crete, gratefully laid his wings on this altar.
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  Cumae - LoveToKnow 1911
In the 7th century, according to the legends, Parthenope, whither the demos of Cumae had taken refuge after an unsuccessful rising against the aristocracy, was attacked by the latter and destroyed, but soon rebuilt under the name of Neapolis (New City, the present Naples).
In 524 B.C. it was the object of a joint attack by the Etruscans of Capua, the Daunians of the district of Nola, and the Aurunci of the Mons Massicus.
On the E. side of Cumae are considerable remains of the Roman period, among them those of the temple of Demeter, as restored by the family of the Lucceii.
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 Cumae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cumae's population was expanded in 528 B.C. when some of the citizens of Samos rebelled against the tyrannical rule of Polycrates and emigrated to Pozzuoli.
In 524 B.C. the Etruscans of Capua, the Daunians of the the Nola district, and the Aurunci of the Mons Massicus joinly attacked Cumae.
Cumae won a decisive victory in the hilly district outside the town under the brilliant leadership of Aristodemus.
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 Sibyl Cumaean, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Here could be seen, surrounded by a grove dedicated to Artemis, the shrine of Apollo, and a deeply-recessed cave on the flank of a hill, where the Sibyl, inspired by the god of prophecy, heard the hundreds of voices that she turned into oracular answers.
Cumae has been regarded as the oldest of Italian cities, and as they say, was founded by colonists from Cyme and Chalcis in Euboea (the island off the eastern coast of Boeotia and Locris).
The people of Cumae were called Opici, and they affirmed that the boar's tusks dedicated in their sanctuary of Apollo had belonged to the Erymanthian boar, which Heracles 1 trapped and brought to Mycenae when performing one of his LABOURS [Pau.8.24.5]
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The oldest historical notice of her is found in the "Martryologium Hieronymianum" for 16 February, the place of birth being given as Cumae in Campania (In Campania Cumbas, natale Julianae).
Juliana, honoured in Nicomedia, to be identified with
At the beginning of the thirteenth century her remains were transferred to Naples.
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 Geography of Cumae
Cumae is divided into three main landmasses: The Great Continent, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Southern Continent.
The Horizon Sea in the west, the Standing Sea in the north, and the Vast Sea in the east are the exterior bodies of water.
The climate of Cumae is Mediterranean in the main, with the northern extremes much more severe in the northwest than the northeast, and the equatorial heat much stronger in the east than in the west, due to the shapes of the landmasses and the prevailing weather patterns.
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 Hell on Earth
The main centre – and the oldest – was established at Cumae, right next to the Phlegrean Fields, but also on the coastline, and thus on the borders of the fields and easily reachable by boat.
Cumae is a conical hill that sits right on the edge of the sea and is in shape very similar to Berwick Law in Scotland, another conical hill that sits along the coastline in an otherwise flat landscape – though the “acropolis of Cumae” sits right on the coastline.
Cumae represents all three levels of the world: heaven, earth and the underworld.
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 Cumae: Archaeological Park - cover of the virtual visit
In conclusion, what appears to be evident is that, before any possible influence, in Cumae as in Ischia, there was an indigenous people with their own usages and customs, on which they superimposed during the centuries the ones of other civilizations, a theory which gains the consecration of certainty, especially thanks to the archaeological recoveries.
The expedition, according to his narration, was led by Ippocle of Cumae and Megastene of Calcide, assisted during their voyage, propitiated for divine will, by a dove during the day, by the sound of a bronze harpsichord at night, which guided them along the route traced by Apollo.
They were warmly welcomed by the people of Cumae, as it was its interest to enlarge the amount of the taxpayers and to create a new defensive fortress, to be placed side by side to the one of Miseno.
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 A Tradition of Ancient Tourism in the Phlegraean Fields
Given the cultural significance of Sibylline prophecy at Cumae and its association with the cult of Apollo, one may wonder whether any institutions connected with the oracular practices were preserved.
Agathias's localization of the cave is embedded in his account of the siege of the acropolis of Cumae by the Byzantine general Narses in 552 C.E. during the Gothic war.
But his topographically detailed and accurate account of Narses’ seige of Cumae in 552 undoubtedly depends on an oral and presumably local source with accurate knowledge of the topography of the Cumaean acropolis and the location of the cave which was shown as the site of the Sibyl's prophecy.
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 AllRefer.com - Cumae (Ancient History, Rome) - Encyclopedia
Cumae founded a number of colonies and grew to be a great power.
As neighboring cities rose to power, Cumae declined, although it did not disappear until the 13th cent.
A.D. There are extensive Greek and Roman ruins, and the cavern where the famed Cumaean Sibyl (the priestess of Apollo mentioned by Vergil) uttered her prophecies may still be seen.
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 Cumae - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cumae, fortified coastal city of ancient Campania, a region in southwestern Italy.
Ancient Rome: Greeks defeat Etruscans at Cumae, decline of Etruscan power
The Etruscan cities shared both language and culture and came together for religious festivals, but they were also rivals and sometimes had bitter...
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 The development of Apollo's cult in Rome
Apollo’s chief Italian sect was in Cumae and stood there in the closest association with the oracle of the Sibyl [5].
Five hundred years later, a historian recorded the college of priests to the Sibylline Books in ~300 BCE was called antistites Apollinaris sacri [6] and the priests bore the tripod and dolphin, the symbols of the god of prophecy.
Cumae, were originally Greek colonies, collectively called Magna Graecia.
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 Cumae — FactMonster.com
Cumae founded a number of colonies and grew to be a great power.
As neighboring cities rose to power, Cumae declined, although it did not disappear until the 13th cent.
A.D. There are extensive Greek and Roman ruins, and the cavern where the famed Cumaean Sibyl (the priestess of Apollo mentioned by Vergil) uttered her prophecies may still be seen.
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 Cumae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cumae, founded by the Greek city of Chalcis in c.
By relocating in Cumae, Umbricius becomes a foreigner twice over: he reverses the typical pattern of country dwellers migrating to the city and he moves into a municipium which was founded by the very Greeks he criticizes.
Juvenal's approval, however, rests on population numbers: Umbricius' departure from densely packed Rome will be barely noticed, while his entry into sparsely occupied Cumae will be a source of pride ("one inhabitant to boast").
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 Wikinfo | Cumae alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Cumae alphabet was a special Greek alphabet, considered to be a variation of the alphabet used in Chalkis.
It was used in Cuma, an ancient Euboean Greek city, recently excavated in 1992, and in Cumae, a Greek colony in Italy.
In the Cumae alphabet, the Greek letter Σ was written as C, Δ as D, Ξ as Χ, Ρ as R and Υ as U. It is very possible that the Latin alphabet derived from this one.
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 Justice in Walsas
Sara is dead." Cumae shook her head no. "She is alive, for now....Queen Sara is captive in her own castle awaiting her death." Gabrielle couldn't believe this woman, even if she was Xena's friend.
Cumae's eyes glanced over to the stairs where she saw Gabrielle poking her head out from the stairwell.
Cumae left to tend to the Inn not wanting to be found missing from the front desk too long.
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 Detail Page
Cumae (Greek: Kume) was one of the earliest datable Greek colonies, established by Euboean Greeks who moved ashore from their nearby island holding of Pithecusae ca.
The founding of Italian Cumae marks an early milestone in Greek Colonization, namely the decision by a band of Greeks to make a first landing on the Italian coast.
Throughout antiquity Cumae was known for its priestess called the Sibyl, who was a Greek oracle of the god Apollo similar to that at Delphi.
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 Ancient Oracles: The Cumaean Sibyl (Morgana's Observatory)
A few weeks later -- for the old woman had to journey all the way from Rome to Cumae, which is on the north hook of the Bay of Naples, and then, all the way back, crossing the farm lands of Campania -- she presented herself again at the audience chamber of King Tarquin.
Throughout all antiquity, it appears, Cumae was kept sacred, and it was dedicated by the priestesses of the dead to their Queen-Priestess Persephone, who had been abducted by Hades in Sicily.
Cumae was destroyed by landing parties from a Saracen fleet in 915 CE.
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 Mantic by Baermer
Cumae cut a small bite of meat, transferred it to a long-tined fork, and took it gingerly between her lips.
Cumae smiled broadly, parting her lips to reveal one row of perfectly white teeth on top, and another on the bottom of yellowed, chipped, and crooked teeth.
Cumae was curled into a tight ball just outside the cave; the ground around her was mottled with dark stains from seeping blood.
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 Cumae alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The inscription of Nestor's Cup, found in Ischia; Cumae alphabet, 8th century BC Western (also Chalcidican) variant of the early Greek alphabet was in use in ca.
It was used in Euboea (in Cuma, excavated in 1992) and anywhere west of Athens, especially in the Greek colonies of southern Italy (the Cumae alphabet of Cumae).
The Eastern variant was in use in Anatolia and was adopted in Athens, and with Hellenism spread to the entire Greek speaking world, rendering the Western variant obsolete in the 4th century BC.
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 The History of Etruria
The overall effect of this was to accelerate the collapse of the Etruscan hegemony over Latium.This was a also the beginning of the wars between Rome and Veii.
Nothing that happened subsequently was to change their attitude- neither the death throes of their naval supremacy (The beginning of the end was their defeat at Cumae in 474 BCE) nor the loss of the Po Valley League to the Celts.
Inexplicably, the two other thalassocratic Queens of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the western Mediterranean, namely the Greeks of Syracuse and the Punic peoples of Carthage were to stand by and watch the systematic defeat of Etruria.
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 Cumae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Today, there is little to remind the average visitor that Cumae was one of the truly important Greek city-states of the ancient world, just like its more famous cousin, Athens.
Cumae plays a large role in many myths.
Cumae is best known as the abode of the sibyl, a priestess of Apollo who gave the words of the gods to men.
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 Geopolitics of Cumae
Politically, Cumae consists of three great powers, three major powers, and a number of other nations, as well as a pair of rogue states and disputed territories.
They claim to be a master race, the highest form of development on Cumae, but they are quite well documented to have originated as one of the experiments of the Dread Mages of Lin about 22,000 years ago.
Understanding this religious fanaticism is key to understanding the history and future of Cumae.
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 Cumae: Home
Cumae will be involved in the installation of the facilities at the Hengelo site in order to better coordinate the production processes and to ensure more efficient business practices.
That means that Cumae must always be alert to ensure that the manner in which we provide our services is always in the best interests of our clients.
After several visits to Cumae and intense discussions with our experts, and with the permission of her graduate advisors, Marte decided to accept an offer to conduct her graduate project at Cumae.
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 Roman Britain, travel, tours, Vergil, Britain, study , Italy, Greece, Summer, Vergil, Vergilian, Cumae, Sicily, Turkey, ...
Later, in the eight century, Greeks established the city of Cumae on the mainland, Virgil's Greek "Euboean coast" (6.2).
Cumae is extremely significant for the development of western civilization as Greek culture spread from here to the other areas of Italy.
Visit ancient Cumae, the acropolis, the temples and Virgil's cave of the oracular Sibyl.
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