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CAPI´TIUM

CAPI´TIUM (Καπίτιον: Eth. Capitinus: Capizzi), a city of Sicily, mentioned only by Cicero and Ptolemy, but which appears from the former to have been a place of some importance. He mentions it in conjunction with Haluntium, Enguium, and other towns in the northern part of the island, and Ptolemy enumerates it among the inland cities of Sicily. This name has evidently been retained by the modern town of Capizzi, the situation of which on the southern slope of the mountains of Caronia, about 16 miles from the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the same distance from Gangi (Enguium), accords well with the above indications. (Cic. in Verr. 3.43; Ptol. 3.4.12; Cluver. Sicil.)

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