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 The cities of the Acarnanians are, Anactorium, situated upon a peninsula1 near Actium, and a mart of Nicopolis, which has been built in our time; Stratus,2 to which vessels sail up the Achelous, a distance of more than 200 stadia; and $Oeniadæ3 is also on the banks of the river. The ancient city is not inhabited, and lies at an equal distance from the sea and from Stratus. The present city is at the distance of 70 stadia above the mouth of the river. There are also other cities, Palærus,4 Alyzia,5 Leucas,6 the Amphilochian Argos,7 and Ambracia:8 most of these, if not all, are dependent upon Nicopolis. Stratus lies half-way between Alyzia and Anactorium.9
1 The promontory bears the name C. Madonna, and the ruins of Anactorium are pointed out as existing at the bottom of the small bay of Prevesa. The modern town, Azio, which is not the ancient Actium, is near these ruins.
2 Near Lepenu.
3 Correction by Groskurd. Trigardon is given in the Austrian map as the ancient site of $Oeniadæ, but this position does not agree with the text.
4 Porto-fico according to D'Anville.
5 Kandili, opposite the island Kalamo.
6 Santa Maura.
8 Arta, but the Austrian map gives Rogus as the site.
9 This is an error either of the author or in the text. Groskurd proposes to read Antirrhium (Castel Rumeli) in place of Anactorium. Kramer proposes to follow Tzschucke, and to exchange the positions of the words Stratus and Alyzia in the text.
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