from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient region of southern Italy roughly occupying present-day Calabria in the toe of the Italian “boot.”


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  • a gold mine in Bruttium, were carefully explored, and the

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • [Illustration: Gate of Arpinum.] [Footnote 1: The description which follows in the text must be compared with the map of Italy given in this work.] [Footnote 2: The name "Bruttium," given to the country by modern writers on ancient geography, is not found in any classical author.] [Illustration: The Alban Hills.]

    A Smaller History of Rome

  • The man in question was Publius Gavius, who came from either the city of Compsa modern Conza in Lucania or Consentia in Bruttium.

    The Spartacus War

  • Down the great highways of Italy the men tramp, past Capua and Vesuvius, across the hills of Lucania and under the peaks of Mount Pollino, where they finally turn eastward into Bruttium and Italys far south.

    The Spartacus War

  • But the people of Bruttium were famous for waging guerrilla warfare: it was their natural disposition, says one Roman writer.

    The Spartacus War

  • Once they crossed into Bruttium, the insurgents fanned out into the hills.

    The Spartacus War

  • From there, a coastal road led south to Bruttium and the city of Thurii.

    The Spartacus War

  • The west coast, facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, suffers harsher conditions than the east coast, on the Ionian Sea; the rebels in Bruttium would have missed the mild winter around Thurii.

    The Spartacus War

  • Having turned away from the coastal highway, Spartacus headed for another road located in the center of Bruttium, about equidistant from the Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts.

    The Spartacus War

  • So Spartacus led his army northward through Bruttium and back into Lucania, heading for Samnium.

    The Spartacus War


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