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FORATH

FORATH (Plin. Nat. 6.28. s. 32), a small town of Southern Babylonia, stated by Pliny to have been on the banks of the Pasitigris, and subject to the ruler of Characene. Sillig, in his new edition of Pliny, reads Fora. It is said to have been 12 miles from Charax-Spasinu. Manner has supposed that it is represented by the present Basrah, and that the name has been preserved in Ferath Maisan, a name sometimes applied to that town: but this conjecture seems to be very doubtful.

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