From what the archeologists have been able to ascertain up to now, only one thing is certain that man has always stopped here and in the surrounding wide territory for varied length periods. Perhaps – but it is only a supposition – a group of people remained where now Tropea stands, when the roman and the latin colonies were drawn from Vibo in the period following Annibale times; or else the mentioned trophies  of  Scipione, Pompeo and Ottaviano could be a traditional reminiscence of occupations by more ancient people. Herculis myth could be refering to a place of worship in his honour.