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APHLE or APLE, a town of Susiana, 60 M. P. below Susa, on a lake which Pliny (6.27. s. 31) calls the lacus Chaldaicus, apparently a lake formed by the Pasitigris. He speaks elsewhere (6.23. s. 26) of a lake formed by the Eulaeus and Tigris, near Charax, that is at the head of the Persian Gulf; but this cannot be the lacus Chaldaicus of the other passage, unless there is some great confusion, no unusual thing with Pliny. The site of Aphle is supposed to have been at Ahwaz (Ru.). It is supposed to be the Aginis of Nearchus (p. 73, Hudson), and the Agorra of Ptolemy.


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