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[tuh-ren-tuh m] /təˈrɛn təm/
ancient name of Taranto. Unabridged
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  • Darius brought to bear on Tarentum all the influence he could wield, but in vain.

  • Tarentum was a city situated toward the western shore of Italy.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • Who can help thinking of Tarentum, and how the robe of Postumius20 was soiled and washed white again.

    Lords of the World Alfred John Church
  • With this force he immediately set out on his march to Tarentum.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • But growing tired at last of the wandering life, he went to Tarentum to find a ship which would take him back to Corinth.

  • At length the preparations for the sailing of the expedition from Tarentum were completed.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • Shortly afterward he crossed over to Greece, leaving Milo with a garrison at Tarentum.

    A Smaller History of Rome William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
  • What would you have done if I had sent you to Tarentum instead of Samobriva?

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Boemund of Tarentum and Raymond of Toulouse were his superiors in power and military energy.

  • And indeed this is the point of the observation of, I think, Archytas of Tarentum.

    Treatises on Friendship and Old Age Marcus Tullius Cicero
British Dictionary definitions for Tarentum


the Latin name of Taranto
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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