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BRACHO´DES (Βραχώδης ἄκρα, Ptol. 4.3.10), a promontory on the E. coast of Byzacium, in N. Africa, forming the N. headland of the Lesser Syrtis. It is called Ammonis (ἄκρα Ἄμμωνος Βαλίθωνος by Strabo, who mentions the tunny-fisheries off it (xvii. p. 834). It was called Caput Vada (Καπούτβαδα) in the time of Justinian, who built upon it a town of the same name, in memory of the landing of Belisarius in the Vandalic War (Procop. Aed. 6.6); and it still retains the name Kapoudia, with the ruins of the city. (Shaw, Travels, p. 101; Barth, Wanderungen, pp. 176, 190.)


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