), 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 ἡ Θένα
(xvii. p. 831), and by Ptolemy Θαίνα,
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,