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EMPO´RIA (τὰ Ἐμπορεῖα),was at first the name of a number of seaport towns, Phoenician and Carthaginian settlements, on the shores of the Lesser Syrtis; afterwards of the district in which those towns lay. (Plb. 1.82.6, 3.23.2, Exc. Leg. 18; Appian, App. Pun. 72; Liv. 29.25, 34.62: see further AFRICA p. 68b., and BYZACIUM)


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