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BAGADA´NIA (Βαγαδανία, Βαγαδαονία, Steph. s. v.: Eth. Βαγαδάονες), a large elevated plain in Cappadocia between Argaeus and Taurus, a cold region which hardly produces a fruit tree (Strab. p. 73): it was a pastoral country. In Casaubon's edition the name is Bagadania, in lib. ii. (p. 73); but in the other passage (p. 539), he has the reading Gabadania, evidently a transcriber's blunder. This plain lay, according to Strabo, at the base of Taurus; and probably it is the tract SE. of Argaeus.


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