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Tænarum

Tænarum, a titular see in Greece, suffragan of Corinth. Tænarum, or Tænarus, was situated five English miles north of Cape Tænarum, now Cape Matapan. It contained a temple of Demeter, also one of Aphrodite. It is today the village of Kyparrisos. After their freedom from the Spartan yoke, the maritime Laconians formed a confederation, and founded a capital, called Cænepolis, i.e. new town. From inscriptions we learn that this new city was really Tænarum, which still preserved its old name. However, there may have been two distinct cities, in close proximity; but there is no mention of Tænarum in the "Notitiæ episcopatuum", or of any of its bishops.

Sources

SMITH, Dict. of Greek and Roman Geog., s.v.; MÜLLER, Notes to Ptolemy. ad, DIDOT, I, 551.

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APA citation. Pétridès, S. (1912). Tænarum. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14429b.htm

MLA citation. Pétridès, Sophrone. "Tænarum." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 14. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14429b.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Douglas J. Potter. Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. July 1, 1912. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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