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Epirus in antiquity

Gitanae or Gitana,(Greek: Γίτανα, Γίτωνα, Τίτανα, or Τιτάνα) was an ancient Greek city of Epirus,[1] described by Livy as being near Corcyra, and about 10 miles from the coast. (Liv. xlii. 38.) as a place of meeting of the Epirote League (Concillio Epirotarum). It is not mentioned by any other ancient writer, and it has therefore been conjectured that the word is a corrupt form of Chyton, which Ephorus spoke of as a place in Epirus colonised by Ionians from Klazomenai.



  1. ^ An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An Investigation Conducted by The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation by Mogens Herman Hansen, 2005, page 345

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