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MELIANI (“Elaious”) S Albania.

Mentioned as an inland Chaonian town by Ptolemy (3.14). It is the only place in the Drin valley where olives are grown and the ancient name means “olive town.” There are remains of a circuit wall ca. 1400 m long on a low ridge and of a temple where the Musllm monastery now stands.


N.G.L. Hammond, Epirus (1967) 207f, 699f.


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