（ἡ 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.