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Ancient port mentioned by ancient author(s)

Ancient port mentioned by modern author(s) only

Potential ancient harbour, from a nautical point of view

Nb Ancient name Modern name
424 Vintimilio plagia, Album Intermilium, Albintimilium beach of Vintimiglia
425 Costa Balenae, at the outlet of R Tavia Riva Ligure, on the R Taggia
426 Portus Mauritii, Portu Maurici Imperia
427 Lucus Bormanni Diano Marina
428 Albingauno, Albenganum Albenga
429 Vadis Savadis, Vadum Sabatium, and its ancient lighthouse on Bergeggi island Vado Ligure, isola di Bergeggi
430 Savo, Vicus Virginis ? Savona
431 Alba Docilia Albissola
432 Ad Navalia near Cogoleto
433 Hasta near Crevari
434 Sestri Ponente Sestri Ponente
435 Genua Genoa, near Palazzo San Giorgio
436 Ricina near Recco
437 Delphinis near Camogli
438 Portu Delphini, Port du Dauphin Portofino
439 Ad Solaria Chiavari
440 Tegulata Lavagna
441 Segesta, Tigulliorum Sestri Levante
442 Ad Monilia Moneglia
443 Antion Framura
444 Portus Veneris Portovenere, La Spezia
445 Portus Ericis, Pullion Lerici, Pugliola
446 Ameglia
447 Lune, Luna, Séléné Luni Antica, near Ortonovo on the R Magra
448 Taberna Frigida Massa
449 port of Pise, Pisa difficult access via R Arno and R Auser.
450 Triturrita, Portus Pisanus, Liburnus Portus, Portus Herculis Liburni Livorno. This port was accepted as the port of Pisa. R Arno possibly had an outlet further South than today, quite close to Livorno which is at around 11 km of the present outlet of R Arno.
451 Castiglioncello
452 Vadis, Vada Volaterrana Vada
452.1 Isle of Capraia
453 Polulonio, Poplonium, Populonia
454 Falesia, Porto Falese Piombino
455 Scabris near Follonica
456 R Alma Puntone Vecchio
457 Ilva, Aithalia, Ethalie Isle of Elba
458 Argôus Portus, Argoos Portoferraio, on the isle of Elba
458.1 Edilnautica, on the isle of Elba
459 Portus Longus Porto Longone, Porto Azzurro, on the isle of Elba
460 Planasia Isle of Pianosa, near the isle of Elba
461 Portus Traianus Punta Ala, in front of the isle of Elba
462 Lacus Prilius, Lacu Aprile, Salebro ? Castiglione della Pescaia
463 R Umbronis, outlet of R Ombro R Ombrone at around 15 km North of Talamone
464 Talamonis, Telamon Talamone
465 R Alminia Albinia on R Albegna
466 Domitiana, Portus Domitianus San Stefano, on the peninsula of Argentario
467 Incitaria Cala del Gesso, on the peninsula of Argentario
468 Igilium Isle of Giglio
469 Portu Herculis, Port of Hercules Porto Ercole, on the peninsula of Argentario
470 Dianium Cala Maestra, on the isle of Giannutri
471 Cosa, Cossae, Portus Herculis Cosanus Ansedonia, Ortebello
472 Loretum ? near Cosa
473 R Arnine Montalto Marina on R Fiora
474 Regis, Regae Le Murelle, near Montalto
475 Quintiano near Riva dei Tarquini
476 Martanum, Maltano R Marta near Marina Velca
477 Gravisca, Porto Clementino port of Tarquinia
478 Rapinio near Torre San Agostino
479 Alga near Scaglia
480 Centumcellae, Palace of the Hundred Chambres. It is the translator of Plini the Younger who calls it like this, but the « hundred chambres » could also mean the numerous caves in this area, rather than a palace Civitavecchia, and its Torre del Lazzaretto and its Torre del Bicchiere
481 Castro Novo (port of Caere, Coeré, Agylla) Santa Marinella West
482 Panapione, Punicum Santa Marinella East
483 Grottacce
484 Pyrgoi, Pyrgi (port of Agylle, Caere, also called The Towers) Santa Severa
485 Ladispoli
486 Alsium (port of Agylle, Caeré, Coeré) Palo
487 Marina di San Nicola
488 Torre di Palidoro
489 Fregenae Fregene
490 Portus Augusti, Portus Claudius, Port Claude and its ancient lighthouse of Tyrrhène near the airport of Fiumicino
491 Portus Trajanus near the airport of Fiumicino. The harbour basin is on the Sforza property and its water level was raised 3 m in the early 20th century, this hides and protects all ancient structures, except warehouses
492 ancient lighthouse of Tyrrhène of Portus Claudius supposed location of the ancient lighthouse of Portus Claudius
493 Ostia, with possible lighthouse at Tor Boacciana Ostia. It may be noted that Denys is more positive on the use of this port than Strabo, although they both lived in the same period
494 Stella-Buoi, on the R Tibre, immediatly East of Portus Trajanus
495 Porta Portese Porta Portese, in rive droite of Tibre near Ponte Sublico
496 Porticus Aemilia Porticus Aemilia, emporium on left bank of R Tibre near Ponte Sublico
497 Portus Vicus Alexandri Portus Vicus Alexandri, on left bank of R Tibre, near Circo Massimo
498 Portus Tiberinus on R Tibre near Ponte Garibaldi, isle of Tiberina
499 Navale on R Tibre near Campo Marzio
500 Vicus Augustanus Laurentium ? near Infernetto
501 Lake Albano and Lake Nemi (Caligula’s Naumachies) Two lakes SW of Rome
502 Lavinium, Laurentum
503 Lake Fucin (Claudius’ Naumachies) Valley of Avezzano, now dried out
504 Torre Caldara
505 Antium, Nero’s port Anzio
506 Nettuno Nettuno
507 Astura, Storas (island connected to the continent) Torre Astura
508 Clostra Romana near Lido di Capo Portiere
509 Ad Turres Albas near Lago dei Monaci
510 Port of Circei, Circé and stopover for Odysseus Lago di Paola
511 Circei, Cape Circaeum, Aia Cape Circeo
512 Terracina, Tarracina, Anxur Terracina
513 Pontia 3 islands: Ponza, Palmarola, Zannone
514 Pandataria Porto Vecchio, on the isle of Ventotene
515 Aegina San Stefano, islet near the isle of Ventotene
516 Speluncae Sperlonga
517 Villa Tiberii Villa di Tiberio
518 Caiète, Caieta, Caeatas Gaeta
519 Formies, Hormies Formia
520 Gianola
521 Scauri
522 Minturnae Minturno
523 Torre San Limato
524 Sinuessa Baia Azzurra Levagnole
525 Treppete near Mondragone
526 Liternum Lago di Patria
527 Cumae, Cumes, Kyme Cuma
528 Aenaria Porto d’Ischia, on the island d’Ischia
529 Pithekoussai San Montano, on the isle of Ischia
530 Punta Chiarito, on the isle of Ischia
531 Procita, Prochyta Isle of Procida
532 Misenos, Misenum, Misène Capo Miseno, West of Naples
533 Baiae, Baïes Bacoli
534 Portus Julius, port of Julien on Lake Lucrin Locrino
535 Lake Averne Lake Averno
536 Puteoli, Dikaiarcheia, Dicearque Pozzuoli, Pouzzoles, Putéoles
537 Nesis, Odysseus’ port of the Cyclopes ? Porto Paone, on the isle of Nisida, which is now connected to the continent by a breakwater, at Naples (Cuisenier mentions this site with two other possible sites: Marettimo and Faraglioni, Nisida clearly providing the best shelter as described by Homer)
538 Imperial Villa of Pausilypon Posillipo, at Naples
538.1 Parthenope, on the isle of Megaris Castell del’Ovo, at Santa Lucia in Naples
539 Neapolis Piazza Municipio in Naples
540 Herculaneum Ercolano
541 Oplontis near Boscoreale
542 Pompeia Pompei
543 Stabiae Castellammare di Stabia
544 Aequana Vico Equense
545 Piano di Sorrento
546 Surrentum, with possible lighthouse at Punta della Campanella Sorrento
547 Capraria, Capreae, Villa Jovis, and Villa Jovis with possible lighthouse Marina Grande, on the isle of Capri
548 Siren islands, Seirenoussai, Anthemoessa, Anthémuse, no stopover for Odysseus Island dei Galli
549 Positano
550 Amalfi Civitas Amalfi
551 Minori
552 Vietri Vietri sul Mare
553 Salernum Salerno
554 Portus Alburnus at the outlet of R Silarus, now called Sele, near Capaccio-Paestum
555 Poseïdonia, Paestum Capaccio-Paestum, on a former outlet of R Sele ? The port of Paestum and Alburnus portus are clearly close to each other, but seem to be different places. Perhaps  divagations of the outlet of R Sele (ex-Silarus) have induced a moving of the port.
556 Agropoli
557 San Marco di Castellabate
558 Velia, Elea, Portus Velinus Velia
559 Palinurus Capo Palinuro
560 Iles Oenotrides, Molpa Scoglio del Coniglio ? With good anchorage on the coast
561 Pyxûs, Buxentum Policastro Bussentino
562 Scidrus Sapri
563 Cesernia near Maratea
564 Isle of Santo Janni, Santoianni
565 Blanda Tortora Marina
566 Petrosa
567 Laos, Laus, Lavinium outlet of R Lao ?
568 Cerillea, Cerilli Cirella
569 Belvedere Marittimo
570 Acquappesa
571 San Lucido
572 Clampetia near Amantea
573 Aiello near Corica
574 Temesa, Tamèse, Tempsa outlet of R Savuto 10 km South of Amantea
575 Terina Lamezia Terme
576 Port Parthenius of the phoceans unlocalized, in the gulf of Eufemia near the airport of Lamezia Terme, idem Terina ?
577 Bruttium Calabria, near Lamezia Terme or Maida ?
578 Acconia idem Bruttium ?
579 Ad Fluvium Angitulam near Pizzo Calabro
580 Hipponium, Hipponion, Vibo Vibo Valentia
581 Trapeia, Port of Hercules Tropea
582 Nicotera
583 Emporium, port of Medma Rosarno
584 Port at the outlet of R Métaure R Mesima, near Gioia Tauro
585 Taurianum near Lido di Palmi
586 Port of Oreste Palmi, Porto Ravaglioso
587 Scyllaeum Scilla
588 Kainys near Villa San Giovanni
589 Ad Columnam near Catona
590 Rhegium Rhège, Reggio di Calabria
591 Leucopetra near Bocale
592 Decastadium ? near Melito di Porto Salvo
593 Scyle near Palizzi Marina
594 Hipporum near Galati
595 Zephyrium, Zeffiro Capo Bruzzano near Africo
596 Villa Romana di Casignana
597 Altanum ? near Bovalino
598 Lokroi Epizephyrioi, Locri Epizefiri, Locres Locri
599 Subsicivo ? near Marina di Gioiosa Ionica
600 Santo Onofrio near Roccella Ionica
601 Stilida, Kaulonia, Caulonia, Punta Stilo, at Monasterace Marina
602 Vivarium near Catalunga Pietragrande
603 Scylletium, Scolacium near Catanzaro Lido
604 Castra Hannibalis, Camp of Annibal near Sellia Marina
605 Tacina near Steccato
606 Le Castella
607 Port of Aphrodite, Cape Iapygie, Iapygium, Sallentin Cape Rizzuto
608 Naus promontario, Lacinium promontario, Hera temple Capo delle Colonne
609 Kroton, Crotone and the port of Aesarus Crotone
610 Meto outlet of R Neto
611 Krimisa near Ciro Marina
612 Paternum near Torretta
613 greek Sybaris near Mirto and Crosia
614 Portus Roscia, Rouskiane Rossano
615 Thurium, Thurii, Copia, port of archaic Sybaris Laghi di Sibari
616 Trebisacce
617 Ad Vicesimum near Amendolara
618 Montegiordano
619 Cugno dei Vagni near Rocca Imperiale
620 Piano San Pietro
621 Semnum
622 Siris near Bosco Pantano ?
623 Heraclea, Héraclée Policoro
624 Metapontum, Metaponte Metaponto
625 Tarente, Taras, Neptuna Tarento
626 Port Scéin, Scean port ? near Tarento
627 Satyrion, Saturnum Saturo
628 Torre Ovo
629 Port Sasina Porto Cesareo
630 Santa Caterina
631 Kallipolis, Anxa Gallipoli
632 Torre San Giovanni
633 Leuca, Portus Sallentinus South Cape of Calabria

 

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