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COTYRTA

COTYRTA (Κοτύρτα: Eth. Κοτυρταῖος), a town in the S. of Laconia, near the promontory Malea, which was garrisoned by the Lacedaemonians, along with Aphrodisias, in the Peloponnesian War, in order to protect this part of the coast from the ravages of the Athenians, who had established themselves at Cythera. (Thuc. 4.56; Steph. B. sub voce

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