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LABEA´TIS LACUS a large lake of Roman Illyricum, situated to the N. of Scodra, the chief city of the LABEATES (Liv. 43.21, 44.31, 45.26) or LABEATAE. (Plin. Nat. 3.26.) It is now called the lake of Scútari, famous for the quantity of fish, especially of the “Cyprinus” family. The rivers, which drain the rocky district of Monte-Negro, discharge themselves into this lake, which communicates with the sea by the river BARBANA (Wilkinson, Dalmatia, vol. i. pp. 411, 415, 476.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.26
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 45, 26
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 43, 21
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 44, 31
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