Tarentum is the Latin name for Taranto, which was in S Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto, an arm of the Ionian Sea. Taranto was a town of Magna Graecia and was powerful enough to resist the Romans until 272 B.C. The city called upon King Pyrrhus of Epirus (in Greece) to come to their aid since they were mainly a commercial city and not able to match armies with Rome.

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