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Λύκων πόλις). A city of Upper Egypt, on the west bank of the Nile, between Hermopolis and Ptolemaïs. Its name was said to be derived from the fact that in its vicinity an Aethiopian army was once routed by wolves (Diod.ii. 88; H. A. x. 28), but more probably from its worship of the jackal (wolf) god Anubis.

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