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Λυγκηστίς). A district in the southwest of Macedonia, upon the frontiers of Illyria, inhabited by the Lyncestae, an Illyrian people. The ancient capital of the country was Lyncus, though Heraclea at a later time became the chief town in the district. Near Lyncus was a river, whose waters are said to have been as intoxicating as wine (Ovid, Met. xv. 329).

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