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Epicaria (Ancient Greek: Ἐπικάρια) or Durnium was a settlement in ancient Illyria, of the Illyrian tribe[1][2] called the Cavii.[3] It was close to Bassania.

Distribution of cities in antiquity in the border of southern Illyria with Greeks and Thracians

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  1. ^ Rome and the Mediterranean: books XXXI-XLV of The history of Rome from its foundation by Livy, Henry Bettenson, ISBN 0140443185, 1976, page 580
  2. ^ The central Balkan tribes in pre-Roman times: Triballi, Autariatae, Dardanians, Scordisci and Moesians by Fanula Papazoglu, 1978, ISBN 9025607934, page 247, "...which appears in the name of the Illyrian tribe of the Cavii..."
  3. ^ The classical gazetteer: a dictionary of ancient geography, sacred and profane by William Hazlitt, 1851, "Epicaria a town of the Cavii in Illyria..."