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Λατόπολις). A city of Egypt in the Thebaïd, between Thebes and Apollinopolis Magna. It derived its Greek name from the fish latos worshipped there, which was regarded as the largest of all the fishes of the Nile. The later writers drop the term πόλις, and call the place merely Laton (Λάτων, Hierocles); and therefore, in the Itin. Anton. and Notitia Imperii, the ablative form Lato occurs.

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