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VENASA

VENASA (Οὐήνασα), a rather important town in the district of Morimene in Cappadocia, possessing a celebrated temple of Zeus, to which no less than 3000 slaves belonged. The high priest enjoyed an annual income of fifteen talents, arising from the produce of the lands belonging to the temple. This sacerdotal dignity was held for life, and the priest was next in rank to the high priest of Comana. (Strab. xii. p.537.)

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