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EUPHRANTA or EUPHRANTAS TURRIS (Εὐφράντας πύρλος, Strab. xvii. p.836; Εὐφράντα πύρλος, Ptol. 4.3.14; Εὐφρανταί, Stadiasm. p. 452: Kasr-Safran, Ru.), a fortress, and apparently also a town, near the bottom of the Great Syrtis. According to Strabo, it was the boundary between the Carthaginian territory and the dominions of the Ptolemies. Adjacent to it was a good harbour, the only one on this part of the coast. By this and other circumstances noticed by the ancients, it is identified with Kasr-Safran, where are still to be seen the large ruins of a tower of massive masonry. (Della Cella, p. 50; Barth. pp. 340, 369.)


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