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 Next to Gaza is Raphia,1 where a battle was fought between Ptolemy the Fourth and Antiochus the Great.2 Then Rhinocolura,3 so called from the colonists, whose noses had been mutilated. Some Ethiopian invaded Egypt, and, instead of putting the malefactors to death, cut off their noses, and settled them at Rhinocolura, supposing that they would not venture to return to their own country, on account of the disgraceful condition of their faces.
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