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Petilia or Petelia was a city on the coast of Bruttium on the Italian Peninsula, traditionally founded by Philoctetes. During the Second Punic War it remained a Roman ally, while all of the other Bruttian cities had gone over to Hannibal. After a long siege, it was taken by the Carthaginians, its people expelled and replaced by other Bruttians; but following the Roman victory its original population was restored. The site of the city is now occupied by the modern town of Strongoli in Calabria.
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