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SIRACELLAE

SIRACELLAE (Itin. Ant. p. 332; Ib. p. 333, Siracelle; It. Hier. p. 602, Sirogellae; Tab. Pent. Syrascellae; and in Geog. Rav. 4.6, and 5.12, Syrascele), a place in Thrace, on the road from Trajanopolis to Callipolis, and on the main road to Constantinople. Its distance from Trajanopolis is variously given in the Itin. Ant., and the readings of the MSS. differ,--one stating the distance to be as much as 59,000 paces, another as little as 50,000. According to Mannert (vii. p. 205), its site is near the modern Chachan or Rusqueur (?) of P. Lucas (Trois Voy. p. 47); but Richard places it near Zerna, and Lapie near Malgara or Migalgara; the uncertainty of the Itinerary above mentioned being probably the cause of this discrepancy.

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