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LETO´POLIS (Λητοῦς πόλις, Ptol. 4.5.46; Λητοῦς, Steph. B. sub voce Letus, Itin. Anton. p. 156: Eth. Λητοπολίτης), a town in Lower Egypt, near the apex of the Delta, the chief of the nome Letopolites, but with it belonging to the nomos or prefecture of Memphis. (Strab. xvii. p.807.) It was probably situated on the banks of the canal of Memphis, a few miles SW. of Cercasorum. Leto, from whom the town and the nome derived their name, was an appellation of the deity Athor, one of the eight Dii Majores of Aegypt. Lat. 30° N.


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