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CHERSONE´SUS MAGNA (Χερρόνησος ἄκρα, Strab. xvii. p.838; Χερσόνησος μεγάλη, Ptol. 4.5.2; also called Χρρουρα, Eth. Χερρούριος, Steph. B. sub voce Χερσόνησος: Ras-et-Tin, vulg. Raxatin), one of the chief promontories of N. Africa, forming the NE. headland of the great convex projection of the Cyrenaic coast, but reckoned as belonging to Marmarica. It had a city and harbour. It was called Great in contradistinction to the Chersonesus Parva on the coast of Egypt, half a degree W. of Alexandria. (Ptol. 4.5.9; Barth, Wanderungen, &c. pp. 501, 547.)


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