（Φιλωτέρα, Strab. xvi. p.769
; Steph. B. sub voce Plin. Nat. 6.29. s. 33
; Φιλωτέρας λιμήν, Ptol. 4.5.14
Apollod. ap. Steph, B. s. v.; Eth. Φιλωτερίτης
), a town in Upper Aegypt in the country of the Troglodytae, on the Arabian Gulf, near Myos-Hormus.
It was named after a sister of Ptolemy Philadelphus, and was founded by Satyrus, who was sent by Ptolemy to explore the country of the Troglodytae. (Strab. l.c.;
see Meineke, ad Steph. B. sub voce l.c.
), a city in Coele-Syria on the lake of Tiberias. (Steph. B. sub voce Plb. 5.70
.) Stephanus says that in consequence of the Ethnic Φιλωτέριος
some called the city Φιλωτερία;
and in Polybius it is written Φιλοτερία.