: Eth. Ἰχανῖνος
), a city of Sicily, which, according to Stephanus of Byzantium, held out for a long time against the arms of the Syracusans, whence he derives its name (from the verb ἰχανάω,
a form equivalent to ἰσχανάω
), but gives us no indication of the period to which this statement refers. The Ichanenses, however, are mentioned by Pliny (3.8. s. 14
) among the stipendiary towns of the interior of Sicily, though, according to Sillig (ad loc.
), the true reading is Ipanenses. [HIPPANA
] In either case we have no clue to the position of the city, and it is a mere random conjecture of Cluverius to give the name of Ichana to the ruins of a city which still remain at a place called Vindicari,
a few miles N. of Cape Pachynum, and which were identified (with still less probability) by Fazello as those of Imachara. [IMACHARA