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SANGALA (τὰ Σάγγαλα), a place mentioned by Arrian to the NW. of the Malli (or Multán), apparently near the junction of the Hydraotes and Acesines (5.22). There can be little doubt that it is the same place as that noticed by Ptolemy under the name Σάγαλα καὶ Εὐθυμηδία (6.1.46). The position, however, of the latter is assigned with this difference, that it is placed below the junction of the Hydaspes and Acesines, whereas the former would seem to have been to the E. of the Hydraotes. Burnes has identified Sagala with the present Lahore, which is probable enough (Travels, vol. iii. p. 82). It may be remarked, that the Εὐθυμηδία of Ptolemy ought in all probability to be Εὐθυδημία, the name being derived from the well-known Bactrian king, Euthydemus.


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