, Arrian, Per. Mar. Erythr. p. 29, Huds., p. 294, ed. C. Müller, who reads Παίθανα
), an important emporium in the Dachinabades in India, from which many onyx stones were exported.
It is called by Ptolemy (7.1.82
) Baethana (Βαίθανα
), the royal residence of Siroptolemaeus. In Pracrit it is also called Paithana,
in Sanscrit Prathisthana;
it is the modern town of Pythan,
upon the river Godaveri.
(Vincent, Voyage of Nearchus,
vol. ii. p. 412; Lassen, Ind. Alterth.
vol. i. p. 177 ; C. Müller, ad Geogr. Graec. Min.
vol. i. p. 294.)