Citium

Citium sĭsh´ēəm [key], ancient city of Cyprus, on the southeast coast, the modern Larnaca also called Cition. Of Mycenaean origins, it was a major port with valuable saltworks and an important center under Phoenician and Assyrian rulers. It is identical with the biblical Kittim . Zeno was born there.

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