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CASSIO´TIS

CASSIO´TIS (Κασσιῶτις), a district of northern Syria, containing, according to Ptolemy (5.15.16), the cities of ANTIOCHEIA, DAPHNE, BACTAIALLA, LYDIA, SELEUCEIA, EPIPHANEIA, RAPHANEA, ANTARADUS, MARATHUS, MARIAME, and MAMURGA. It probably was never considered as a political division (comp. Marquardt, Handbuch der Röm. Alt. p. 176), but was rather a district marked out by the natural features of the country. [SYRIA] (Chesney, Exped. Euphrat. vol. i.; Thomson, Bibl. Sacr. vol. v.)

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