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THENAE (Θεναί), a maritime city of Byzacium in Africa Proper, at the mouth of a small river which fell into the Syrtis Minor, and 216 miles SE. of Carthage. (Plin. Nat. 5.4. s. 3.) By Strabo it is called Θένα (xvii. p. 831), and by Ptolemy Θαίνα, or Θέαιναι (1.15.2, 4.3.11). At a later period it became a Roman colony with the name of Aelia Augusta Mercurialis (Gruter, Inscr. p. 363; cf. Itin. Ant. p. 59, also pp. 46, 47, 48, 57). Now Thaini, or Têny.


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