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CANTANUS (Κάντανος, Steph. B. sub voce Καντανία, Hierocles: Eth. Καντάνιος, Steph. B. sub voce a city of Crete, which the Peutinger Table fixes at 24 M. P. from Cisamos. It was a bishop's see under the Byzantine emperors, and when the Venetians obtained possession of the island they established a Latin bishop here, as in every other diocese. Mr. Pashley (Trav. vol. ii. p. 116) found remains of this city on a conical hill about a mile to the S. of Khádros The walls can be traced for little more than 150 paces; the style of their masonry attests a high antiquity.


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