(It. Anton. p. 167) or THERACON (Not. Imp.
), was a castle of Upper Egypt, situated on the right bank of the Nile. Here, in Roman times, was quartered the cohors prima of the Lusitanian auxiliaries.
It stood nearly midway between the W. extremity of Mons Alabastrites and the city of Lycopolis, la;. 27° 15′ N. Hieracon (Ἱεράκων κώμη, Ptol. 6.7.36
) is to be distinguished from Hieracompolis (Ἱεράκων πόλις, Strab. xvii. p.817
), which was S. of Thebes, lat. 25° 52′ N., nearly opposite the town of Eileithuia.