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APATU´RUM

APATU´RUM or APATU´RUS (Ἀπάτουρον, Strab.; Ἀπάτουρος, Steph. B. sub voce Ptol.), a town of the Sindae, on the Pontus Euxinus, near the Bosporus Cimmerius, which was almost uninhabited in Pliny's time. It possessed a celebrated temple of Aphrodite Apaturus (the Deceiver); and there was also a temple to this goddess in the neighbouring town of Phanagoria. (Strab. xi. p.495; Plin. Nat. 6.6; Ptol. 5.9.5; Steph. B. sub voce

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.6
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