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BOTRYS (Βότρυς; Botrys, Botrus, Peut. Tab.: Βοστρύς, Theophan. Chronogr. p. 193: Eth. Βοτρυηνός, Steph. B. sub voce Hierocles; Plin. Nat. 5.20; Pomp. Mela 1.12.3: Bátrún), a town of Phoenicia, upon the coast, 12 M. P. north of Byblus (Tab. Peut.), and a fortress of the robber tribes of Mt. Libanus (Strab. xvi. p.755), which was, according to the historian Menander, as quoted by Josephus (J. AJ 8.3.2), founded by Ithobal, king of Tyre. It was taken with other cities by Antiochus the Great in his Phoenician campaign. (Plb. 5.68.) Bátrún is a small town, with a port and 300 or 400 houses, chiefly belonging to Maronites, with a few which are occupied by Greeks and Turks. (Chesney, Exped. Euphrat. vol. i. p. 454.)


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    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 8.3.2
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.68
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.20
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