City in Epiros (q.v.) situated on a fortified promontory that juts into Lake Pamvotis, against the backdrop of the highest peaks of the Pindos (q.v.) range. Apparently founded by Justinian I (q.v.), it was captured by the Normans (q.v.) in 1082, then fell under the control of the despotate of Epiros (q.v.) from 1205-1318, after which it reverted to the Byzantines until around 1348 when it was conquered by Stefan Urosh IV Dushan (q.v.). In 1430 the Ottomans (q.v.) occupied it.

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