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PALAEBYBLOS (Παλαίβυβλος, Strab. xv. p.755; Παλαιόβυβλος, Ptol. 5.15.21), a town of Phoenicia, which Strabo places, after the CLIMAX or promontory called Ras-Watta-Salan, forming the N. extremity of the Bay of Kesruan. The site, which is unknown, was therefore probably between the Climax, in the steep cliffs of which it was necessary to cut steps--whence the name--and the river Lycus, among the hills which closely border the shore, and rise to the height of 1000 feet. Ptolemy (l.c.) calls it a city of the interior, and the Peutinger Table places it 7 M. P. from Berytus, but does not give its distance from Byblos. (Kenrick, Phoenicia, p. 12, London, 1855.)


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