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CUSAE (Χοῦσαι, Aelian, H. An. 10.27; Κάσος or Ἀκούασα, Hierocles, p. 730), the modern Kusieh, was a town in the Lycopolite nome of the Thebaid. In the Notitia Imperii it is noted as the head-quarters of the Legio II. Constantia Thebaeorum. The goddess Aphrodite Ourania was held in especial reverence at Cusae under the symbol of a white cow. (Aelian, l.c.) At a later period it was an episcopal city. There appears to have been another town of this name in the Hermopolite nome of the Heptanomis.


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