Brill’s New Pauly

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A place in Armenia on the upper Araxes (present-day Aras), recorded only by Str. in books 11,7,1; 14,14. It was incorrectly associated with the southern Thessalian Αἰᾶνες (Aiânes). An inland area of Armenia called Hani, a place with the same name located south-west of Lake Urmia and also Ani, a place on the upper Aras, are all very old indigenous names which led to this incorrect conclusion. Also, the district Οἰταία (Oitaía) and the mountain Οἴτη (Oítē) were associated with the Οὐίτιοι (Ouítioi) tribe and the Οὐιτία (Ouitía) area in the Araxes region. This resulted…

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Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin) and Treidler, Hans (Berlin), “Aeniana”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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