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CHARAX (Χάραξ: Eth. Χαρακηνός). Stephanus (s. v.) has collected the names of several places called Charax. One is the Charax Alexandri, near Celaenae in Phrygia. Another Charax is the old name of “Tralles in Caria;” but perhaps this is a blunder. A third was a place of great trade (ἐμπόριον) on the Gulf of Nicomedia in Bithynia, and near to Nicomedia. A fourth was in Pontice. The name, applied to a town, ought to mean a stockade or fortified place.


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