The general name of the great mountain range which covers the surface of northern Africa
between the Mediterranean and the Great Desert (Sahara) on the north and south, and the
Atlantic and the Lesser Syrtis on the west and east.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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