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CYNO´POLIS (Κυνων πόλις, Steph. B. sub voce [p. 1.726]Ptol. 4.5.59: Eth. Κυνοπολίτης), a town in the Cynopolite nome of the Heptanomis, lat. 28° 2′ N. The dog-headed deity Anubis was here worshipped. (Strab. xvii. p.812.) It is probably the Canum of Pliny (Plin. Nat. 5.11). Cynopolis is the modern Samnallus. There was in the Delta also a town of this name, and with the same local deity. (Strab. xvii. p.802; Plut. de Is. et Osir. 100.72.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.11
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 4.5
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