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(in Hebrew, Accho). A Phœnician seaport town, the modern Acre. The Greeks, having changed the original name into Ἀκή, connected with it the fabulous legend of Heracles having been bitten here by a serpent, and of his having cured (ἀκέομαι) the wound by a certain leaf.

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