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Κύτωρον). A city of Paphlagonia, on the coast between the promontory Carambis and Amastris. It was a Greek town of great antiquity, since Homer alludes to it ( Il. ii. 853), and it is thought to have been founded by a colony of Milesians. According to Strabo, it had been a port of the inhabitants of Sinopé. In its vicinity was a mountain, named Cytorus, which produced a beautifully veined species of box-tree (Catull. iv. 13; Georg. ii. 437). It is now Kidros.

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