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PAEA´NIUM (Παιάνιον), a town, in Aetolia, near the Achelous, a little S. of Ithoria, and N. of Oeniadae, which was on the other side of the river. It was only 7 stadia in circumference, and was destroyed by Philip, B.C. 219. (Plb. 4.65.) Paeanium was perhaps rebuilt, and may be the Same town as Phana (φάνα), which was taken by the Achaeans, and which we learn from the narrative in Pausanias was near the sea. (Paus. 10.18.) Stephanus mentions Phana as a town of Italy ; but for Πόλις Ἰταλίας, we ought probably to read Πόλις Αἰτωλίας. (Steph. B. s. v. φάναι.

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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10.18
    • Polybius, Histories, 4.65
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