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MENELAI PORTUS

MENELAI PORTUS (Μενελάϊος λιμήν, Hdt. 4.169), a harbour of Marmarica, situated to the W. of Paraetonium (Strab. i. p.40, xvii. p. 838), and a day's voyage from Petras. (Scylax, 107, d.) Here, according to legend, the hero Menelaus landed (Hdt. 2.119); and it was the place where Agesilaus died in his march from the Nile to Cyrene, B.C. 361. (Corn. Nep. Ages. 8.) Its position must be sought on the coast of the Wady Daphnéh, near the Râs-al-Milhr. (Pacho, Voyage dans la Marmaique, p. 47.)

[E.B.J]

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