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BESIPPO

BESIPPO or BAESIPPO (Βαισίππω), a city of the Turdetani, on or near the S. coast of Hispania Baetica, just outside the Straits, E. of the Pr. Junonis (C. Trafalgar), and 12 M. P. W. of Belo. (Itin. Ant. p. 408; Mela, 2.6; Plin. Nat. 3.1. s. 3; Ptol. ii. 4.14; Geog. Rav. 4.43.) Some identify it with Bejer de la Frontera; but others argue that that place lies too far inland to agree with Pliny's statement that Besippo was a seaport, and take the Roman ruins near Porto Barbato for its site. (Ukert, vol. ii. pt. i. p. 343.)

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