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MENESTHEI PORTUS

MENESTHEI PORTUS ( Μενεσθέως λιμήν), a harbour of Hispania Baetica, between Gades and Asta. (Strab. iii. p.140; Ptol. 2.4.5; Marcian p. 40.) In its neighbourhood was the oracle of Menestheus (Strab. l.c.), to whom, also, the inhabitants of Gades offered sacrifices. (Philostr. Vit. Apoll v. l.) The Scholiast on Thucydides (1.12) relates that Menestheus, being expelled by the Theseidae, went to Iberia. The harbour is probably the modern Puerto de S. Maria.

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