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Cattigara
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(Καττίγαρα; Kattígara). Port in South-East Asia first mentioned by Ptol. (1,11,1; 17,4; 23) and Marcianus of Heraclia (1,46, GGM I, p. 538); a ὅρμος τῶν Σινῶν (‘harbour of the Sinai’). The name of the Σῖναι (Sînai) points to C. being in the region of the Gulf of Tonking, of the ancient Μέγας κόλπος (Mégas kólpos) [1] or Σινῶν κόλπος (Sinôn kólpos) [2], as Marcianus himself and also Ptol. 7,3,3 call it. It formed the southern border of the Sînai and, according to ancient belief in around AD 200 it represented the eastern end of the  Oikouménē . In this area only modern Hanoi …

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Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin) and Treidler, Hans (Berlin), “Cattigara”, 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 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e611070>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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