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SCENAE (Σκηναί).


A town of Mesopotamia on a canal from the Euphrates, and on the borders of Babylonia, 18 schoeni from Seleucia, and 25 days' journey from the passage of the Euphrates at Zeugma. (Strab. xvi. p.748.) It belonged to the peaceful and nomadic tribe of the Scenitae, and therefore, though called by Strabo ἀξιόλογος πόλις, was probably only a city of tents, as, indeed, its name implies.


SCENAE MANDRAE, a place in Middle Egypt, on the right bank of the Nile, between Aphroditopolis and Babylon, a little SE. of Memphis. (Itin. Ant. p. 169.) It had a Roman garrison, and in later times became the see of a Christian bishop. (Not. Imp.; comp. Wesseling, ad Itin. l.c.


SCENAE VETERANORUM, a place in Lower Egypt, on an arm of the Nile, and on the road from Heliupolis to Vicus Judaeorum. (Itin. Ant. pp. 163, 169.) It lay SW. of Bubastus. [T.H.D]

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