, Ptol. 2.16
. (17.) § 12; Σκόδραι,
Hierocl. p. 656: Eth. Scodrenses
, Liv. 45.26
), one of the snore important towns of Roman Illyricum (Montenegro
), the capital of the Labeates, seated at the southern extremity of the lake Labeatis, between two rivers, the Clausula on the E., and the Barbanna on the W. (Liv. 44.31
), and at a distance of 17 miles from the sea-coast (Plin. Nat. 3.22. s. 26
It was a very strong place, and Gentius, king of the Illyrians, attempted to defend it against the Romans, B.C. 168, but was defeated in a battle under the walls. Pliny erroneously places it on the Drilo (l.c.
At a later period it became the chief city of the province Praevalitana.
It is the present Scutari,
which is also the name of the lake Labeatis. (Wilkinson, Dalmatia and Montenegro,
vol. i. p. 476.)