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AMPE (Ἄμπη: Eth. Ἀμπαῖος), a place where Darius settled the Milesians who were made prisoners at the capture of Miletus, B.C. 494. (Hdt. 6.20.) Herodotus describes the place as on the Erythraean sea (Persian Gulf); he adds that the Tigris flows past it. This description does not enable us to fix the place. It has been supposed to be the Iamba of Ptolemy, and the Ampelone of Pliny (6.28), who calls it “Colonia Milesiorum.” Tzetzes has the name Ampe. (Harduin‘s note on Plin. Nat. 6.28.) [G.L] [p. 1.125]

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.20
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.28
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