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SCHE´DIA (Σχεδία, Strab. xvii. pp. 800, 803), a large town-like village of Lower Egypt, situated on the great canal which connected Alexandria with the Canopic arm of the Nile, near Andropolis. At Schedia was the general custom-house for goods, ascending or descending the river, and also the station for the splendid vessels in which the prefects visited the upper country; whence it is singular that it is not mentioned by any later writer than Strabo. Mannert (x. pt. i. p. 601) seeks it on the lake of Aboukir; whilst Reichardt, from the similarity of the name, takes it to have been the modern Dsjedie.


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