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Amenanus
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(Ἀμενανός; Amenanós). The modern river of Giudicello, which still runs under the cathedral square of Catania; in antiquity, it supplied water to  Catana (depicted as a minotaurus on the earliest tetradrachmas: BMC, Greek, Sicilia, 48 ff.; on bronze coins of the 1st cent. BC reclining in Nile fashion; cf. Pind. Pyth. 1,132; Str. 5,3,13; Ov. Met. 15,279; Steph. Byz. s.v. Κατάνη; Katánē).

Bibliography

Ch. Hülsen, s.v. Amenanus, RE 1, 1823

G. Manganaro, Per una storia della ‘chora Katanaia’, in: E. Olshausen, H. Sonnabend

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Manganaro, Giacomo (Sant' Agata li Battiata), “Amenanus”, 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 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e117670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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