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1 It is so described by Homer.
2 This was the light-house built upon it by Ptolemy II. Philadelphus, whence the name of pharus came to be applied to similar structures. It was here also that, according to the common story, the seventy Translators of the Greek version of the Old Testament, hence called the Septuagint, were confined while completing their work.
3 The narrow or fortified channel.
4 The Neptunian channel.
5 Mentioned also in C. 14 of the present Book.
6 In C. 17 of the present Book.
7 The boatmen of Ruad, the ancient Aradus, still draw fresh water from the spring Ain Ibrahim, in the sea, a few rods from the shore of the opposite coast.
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