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RHODA

RHODA or RHODUS (Ῥόδη, Steph. B. sub voce Rhoda, Mela, 2.6; Liv. 34.8; Ῥόδος, Strab. xiv. p.654; Eustath. ad Dion. Per. 504; called by Ptol. 2.6.20, Ῥοδίπολις, where we should probably read Ῥόδη πόλις), a Greek emporium on the coast of the Indigetae in Hispania Tarraconensis, founded according to Strabo (l.c.) by the Rhodians, and subsequently taken possession of by the Massiliots. It is the modern Rosas; but tradition says that the old town lay towards the headland at San Pedro de Roda. (Ford, Handbook of Spain, p. 249; comp. Meurs. Rhod. 1.28; Marca, Hisp. 2.18; Martin, Hist. des Gaules, p. 218; Florez, Med. iii. p. 114; Mionnet, i. p. 148.)

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