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SCAIDO´NA (Σκαρδῶνα, Ptol. 2.17.3; Procop. B. G. 1.7, 16, 4.23; Plin. Nat. 3.26; Geogr. Ray. 5.14; Σκάρδων, Strab. vii. p.315; Sardona, Pent. Tab.), a town in the territory of the Liburnii on the Titius, 12 M. P. from where that river meets the sea. From the circumstance of its having been one of the three “conventus” of Dalmatia, it must have been a place of importance, and was used from early times as a depot for the goods which were transported by the Titius to the inland Dalmatians. (Strab. I.c.) The modern Scardóna in Illyric Scardin or Scradin, retains the name of the old city, though it does not, occupy the site, which was probably further to the W. (Wilkinson, Dalmatia, vol. i. p. 191.) Ptolemy (2.17.13) has an island of the same name off the Liburnian coast,--perhaps the rocky and curiously-shaped island of Pago.


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