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CARINI

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 336 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CARINI, a town in the province of Palermo, Sicily, 13 M. by rail W.N.W. of Palermo. Pop. (1901) 13,931. On the coast are some ruins of the ancient Hyccara, the only Sican settlement (probably a fishing village) on the coast. It was stormed and taken by the Athenians in 415 B.C., and the inhabitants, among them the famous courtesan Lais, sold as slaves. At La Grazia Christian catacombs have been found (Not. degli Scavi, 1899, 362).
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