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(Πιτυοῦσσαι/Pityoûssai). Appellation of the two islands of Ebusus and Ophiussa  (Ὀφιοῦσσα/Ophioûssa, from ὄφις/óphis, 'snake'; so also the Latin name Colubraria, from Lat. colubra, 'snake') in the Baliares; so called for their spruce forests (Str. 5,3,1; Ptol. 2,6,77; Plin. HN 3,76-78; Mela 2,126); modern Formentera.


Trabajos del Museo arqueologico de Ibiza, vol. 1-30, 1979-1993 

J.H. Fernandez Eivissa, Bibliografia arqueológica de las islas Pitiusas 1, 1980; 2, 1986; 3, 1993 

TIR K/J 31 Tarraco, 1997.

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Morciano, Maria Milvia (Florence), “Pityussae”, 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 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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