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MAINAKE Málaga, Spain.

A Greek colony E of Málaga. According to Avienus 425-35, Mainake was located near Cape Barbetium and the Malacha river. Opposite the city was a marshy island dedicated to Noctiluca, with a port. According to a text of Ephorus, preserved in the Pseudo-Skymnos (147-50), it was the most remote Greek colony in the Occident, a Massaliote city near one of the islands that made up the Pillars of Hercules.


A. García y Bellido, Hispania Graeca II (1948) 3-19MPI; id., Historia de España. España Protohistórica (1952) 523-26MPI.


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