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Part of Albrizzi's map, 1761
Part of Albrizzi's map, 1761

Facts in brief:

Was considered by ancients to be of Greek origin; by tradition, was founded by the Lakedaimonian Leukippos, for whom it was an important port; according to Pliny, it was called Anxa under the Messapians; taken from Byzantines by Normans in 1071.

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