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CHARAX (Χάραξ, Strab. xvii. p.836; φάραξ, 4.3.14; Κόραξ, Stadiasm. p. 836), a seaport town, belonging to the Carthaginians, at the bottom of the Great Syrtis, very near the frontier of Cyrenaica; whence wine was exported to Cyrenaica, and silphium smuggled in return. (Strab. l.c.) Its position, like that of so many other places on the Great Syrtis, can hardly be determined with certainty. A full discussion of these localities will be found in Barth (Wanderungen, p. 364).


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