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Σκῆψις, probably Eski-Upshi, or EskiShupshe). An ancient city in the interior of the Troad, southeast of Alexandria, in the mountains of Ida. Here the manuscripts of Aristotle and Theophrastus were buried to prevent their transference to Pergamum. (See Strabo, p. 608, and the article Aristoteles.) At Scepsis, Metrodorus, the philosopher, and Demetrius, the grammarian, were born.

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