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Eth. ORETA´NI (Ὠρητανοί, Ptol. 2.6.59), a powerful people in the S. of Hispania Tarraconensis, inhabiting the territory E. of Baetica, as far as Carthago Nova, and spreading to the N. beyond the river Anas. The Baetis flowed through their country in its earliest course. (Plb. 10.38, 11.30; Strab. iii. pp. 152, 156; Plin. Nat. 3.3. s. 4; Liv. 21.11, 35.7.) Thus they inhabited the E. part of Granada, the whole of Mancha, and the W. part of Murcia. Their chief city was Castulo, now Cazlona.


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    • Polybius, Histories, 10.38
    • Polybius, Histories, 11.30
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.3
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 35, 7
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 21, 11
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 2.6
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