Teanum Apulum

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Teanum Apulum is an ancient town of Apulia, southeastern Italy, near the modern town of San Paolo di Civitate.

It was located on the road between Larinum and Sipontum, at a crossing of the Fortore river. It was 18 miles (29 km) east of Larinum.


The town was called Teate in pre-Roman times, as seen on its numerous ancient coins, which have Oscan legends.

It submitted to Ancient Rome in 318 BCE, when it was the primary town of Apulia. Afterwards, it became a municipium and was renamed Teanum Apulum.

Some ancient Roman ruins and an old bridge over the Fortore river still exist.


Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.