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PO´NTIAE

PO´NTIAE (Πόντιαι νῆσοι, Scyl. p. 46), three islands off the coast of the Greater Syrtis. Ptolemy (4.3.36 ; comp. Stadiasm. § § 72--75) calls these Misynus, Pontia, and Gaea. They may be identified with the reefs of Ghára. (Beechey, Expedition to the N. Coast of Africa, p. 238, App. p. x.; Smyth, Mediterranean, p. 455.)

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