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PANE´PHYSIS (Πανέφυσις, Ptol. 4.5.52), a town of Egypt, mentioned by recent writers only, with the single exception of Ptolemy (Πανέφυσος, Cone. Ephes. p. 478; Πανέφεσος, Cassian. Collat. 11.3). It probably therefore bore another appellation in more ancient times. Mannert (vol. x. pt. 2. p. 580) believes it to have been the city of Diospolis in the Delta; and he agrees with Champollion (l'Egypte, vol. ii. p. 130) in identifying it with the modern Menzaleh. It stood between the Tanitic and Mendesian arms of the Nile, a little SE. of the Ostium Mendesium. Ptolemy (l.c.) says that it was the capital of a nome, which he alone mentions and denominates Νέουτ. Panephysis may have been either the surviving suburb of a decayed Deltaic town, or one of the hamlets which sprang up among the ruins of a more ancient city.


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