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APERA´NTIA (Ἀπεραντία: Eth. Ἀπεραντός), the name of a district in the NE. of Aetolia, probably forming part of the territory of the Agraei. Stephanus, on the authority of Polybius, mentions a town of the same name (Ἀπεράντεια), which appears to have been situated near the confluence of the Petitarus with the Achelous, at the modern village of Preventza, which may be a corruption of the ancient name, and where Leake discovered some Hellenic ruins. Philip V., king of Macedonia, obtained possession of Aperantia ; but it was taken from him, together with Amphilochia, by the Aetolians in B.C. 189. Aperantia is mentioned again in B.C. 169, in the expedition of Perseus against Stratus. (Pol. 22.8 ; Liv. 38.3, 43.22; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. p. 141.)

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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 38, 3
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