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maximam: the circuit of its walls was about 180 stadia = more than 20 miles.

ex omni aditu limits praeclaro ad aspectum.

in aedificatione, etc., i.e. enclosed by the buildings of the city. Ancient harbors (as at Athens) were often at a considerable distance from the city.

conjunguntur: Ortygia (or Insula), the site of the original town, had an independent harbor on each side connected by a narrow channel. This channel is the exitus mentioned.

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