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APIS

APIS (Ἄπις), a seaport town (Polyb. Exc. Leg. 115) on the N. coast of Africa, about 11 or 12 miles W. of Paraetonium, sometimes reckoned to Egypt, and sometimes to Marmarica. Scylax (p. 44) places it at the W. boundary of Egypt, on the frontier of the Marmaridae. Ptolemy (4.5.5) mentions it as in the Libyae Nomos; and so does Pliny, who calls it nobilis religione Aegypti locus (5.6, where the common text makes its distance W. of Paraetonium 72 Roman miles, but one of the best MSS. gives 12, which agrees with the distance of 100 stadia in Strabo xvii. p.799). It seems very doubtful whether the Apis of Herodotus (2.18) can be the same place.

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.18
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 4.5
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