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PHA´NOTE

PHA´NOTE (Eth. Φανοτεύς, Pol.), a strongly fortified town of Chaonia in Epirus, and a place of military importance. It stood on the site of the modern Gardhíki, which is situated in the midst of a valley surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains, through which there are only two narrow passes. It lies about halfway between the sea and the Antigonean passes, and was therefore of importance to the Romans when they were advancing from Illyria in B.C. 169. (Liv. 43.23; Pol. 27.14; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. p. 72, seq.)

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