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NYMPHAEA

NYMPHAEA, NYMPHAEUM.


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Νυμφαία, Scylax, p. 29; Νύμφαιον, Strab. vii. p.309; Appian, B. Mithr. 108; Ptol. 3.6.3; Anon. Peripl. p. 5; Plin. Nat. 4.26; Craterus, ap. Harpocrat. s. v.; Nymphae, Geog. Rav. 5.2), a Milesian colony of the Tauric Chersonese, with a good harbour. (Strab. l.c.) The ruins of this town are to be found on the S. point of the gulf now called the Lake of Tchourbache. (Dubois de Montperreux, Voyage Autour du Caucase, vol. v. pp. 246--251; Marigny Taitbout, Portulan de la Mer Noire, p. 74.) Pallas (Reise in d. Südl. Statthalt. Russland's, vol. ii. p. 341) fixes it between the Paulofka Battery and Kamyschburnu.


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The harbour of Lissus in Illyricum, and 3 M. P. from that town (Caesar, B.C. 3.26), on a promontory of the same name. (Plin. Nat. 3.26.) [E.B.J]

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