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CYRE´TIAE (Χυρετίαι, Ptol. 3.13.44: Eth.Κυρετιεύς, Eth.Κυρετιαῖος, Eth. Inscr., Eth. Cyretiensis), a town of Perrhaebia in Thessaly, frequently mentioned in the Roman wars in Greece. It was plundered by the Aetolians, B.C. 200 (Liv. 31.41), was taken by Antiochus, B.C. 191, but recovered by M. Baebius and Philip in the same year (36.10, 13), and was occupied by Perseus in B.C. 171 (42.53). It was situated upon a small tributary of the Titaresius at the modern village of Dheminíko. Its acropolis occupied the hill, on which now stands the church of St. George, where Leake found several inscriptions, among which is a public letter in Greek, addressed to the Tagi (magistrates) and city of the Cyretienses by T. Quinctius Flamininus, when he commanded the Roman armies in Greece. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. p. 304.)

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