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RUSICADE (Plin. Nat. 5.2; Mela, 1.7.1; Ῥουσίκαδα, Ptol. 4.3.3; Rusiccade, Itin. Ant., Peut. Tab.), the harbour of Cirta in Numidia and a Roman colonia, at the mouth of the small river THAPSUS (Vib. Seq. de Flum. p. 19: U. Safsa), and probably therefore identical with the THAPSA (Θάψα), a harbour-town, of Scylax (p. 50). Its site is near Stora; and the modern town of Philippeville the Râs-Skîkda, of the Arabs, is made in part of the materials of the old Rusicade (Barth, Wanderungen, p. 66).


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