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CE´PHALAE (Κεφαλαὶ ἄκρον: Cefalo or Msarata, vulgo Mesurata), a lofty and well-wooded promontory of the Regio Syrtica on the N. coast of Africa, forming the western headland, as BOREUM PR. formed the eastern cape of the Greater Syrtis. [SYRTES.] Strabo makes it a little more than 5000 stadia from Carthage. (Strab. xvii. pp. 835, 836; Ptol. 4.3.13; Blaquière, Letters front the Mediterranean, vol. i. p. 18; Della Cella, Viaggio, &c. p. 61; Barth, Wanderungen, p. 322.)


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