A town of the Troad on the Hellespont, and a Milesian colony, nearly opposite to Sestos,
but a little lower down the stream. The bridge of boats which Xerxes
(q.v.) constructed over the Hellespont, B.C. 480, commenced a
little higher up than Abydos, and touched the European shore between Sestos and Madytus.
A city of Upper Egypt, near the west bank of the Nile; once second only to Thebes, but in
Strabo's time (A.D. 14) a small village. It had a temple of Osiris and a Memnonium, both
still standing, and an oracle.