, Steph. B. sub voce
p. 642; cf. Mela, 2.1; Plin. Nat. 4.12. s. 26
, Ptol. 3.6.5
), that part of the neck of the Chersonesus Taurica which was cut through by a dyke and fortified (Hdt. 4.3
). Pliny and Ptolemy (ll. cc.
) mention a town called Taphrae; and Strabo (7.308) also notices at this spot a people called Τάφριοι.
(Cf. D'Anville, Mèm de l'Ac. d. Inscr.
xxxvii. p. 581; Rennell, Geogr. of Herod.
p. 96; Mannert, iv. p. 291.) Perecop,
the modern name of the isthmus, also signifies in Russian a ditch or entrenchment. (Clarke, Trav.
ii. p. 316.)