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CA´NDYBA (Κάνδυβα: Eth. Κανδυβεύς), a town in Lycia (Plin. Nat. 5.27) with a forest Oenium near it. Its site is now ascertained to be a place called Gendevar, east of the Xanthus, and a few miles from the coast. (Spratt's Lycia, vol. i. p. 90, &c. and Map.) The resemblance of the name is pretty good evidence of the identity of the places; but a Greek inscription containing the Ethnic name Κανδυβεύς was copied on the spot. Some of the rock tombs are beautifully executed. One perfect inscription in Lycian characters was found. The forest of Oenium “probably may be recognised in the extensive pine forest that now covers the mountain above the city.” A coin procured on the spot from the peasantry had the letters KAND (so in Spratt's Lycia, vol. i. p. 95) on it. In the MSS. of Ptolemy the name, it is said, is Κόνδυβα, but this is a very slight variation, arising from the confusion of two similar letters. In the old Latin version of Ptolemy it is Condica.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.27
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