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Δάφνη). A beautiful spot, five miles south of Antioch in Syria, to which it formed a sort of park or pleasure garden. It was celebrated for the grove and temple dedicated to Apollo. Here was a sanctuary with the right of asylum which became famous, and to which pilgrims resorted in great numbers, making it a scene of perpetual vice. See the description in Gibbon's Decline and Fall, chap. xxiv. Hence Daphnici mores became proverbial.

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