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A´CILA (Ἀκίλα), which seems to be identical with OCE´LIS (Ὄκηλις), now Zee Hill or Ghela, a seaport of the Sabaei Nomades, in Arabia Felix, a short distance to the S. of Mocha, and to the N. of the opening of the strait of Babel Mandeb. (Strab. p. 769; Plin. Nat. 6.23. s. 26, 28. s. 32; Ptol. 6.7.7.) By some geographers it is identified with the Βουλικάς of the Homeritae mentioned by Procopius (B.P. 1.19).


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.23
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