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ANTIPHRAE

ANTIPHRAE (Ἀντίφραι, Strab. xvii. p.799; Ἀντίφρα, Steph. B. sub voce Ptol.; Ἀντιφρώ, Hierocl. p. 734: Eth. Ἀντιφραῖος), a small inland town of the Libyae Nomos, not far from the sea, and a little W. of Alexandria, celebrated for its poor “Libyan wine,” which was drunk by the lower classes of Alexandria mixed with sea-water, and which seems to have been an inferior description of the “Mareotic wine” of Virgil and Horace (Georg. 2.91, Carm. 1.37.14; comp. Ath. i. p. 33, Lucan 10.160).

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