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LEUCE, PR. (Λευκὴ ἀκτή), a promontory of MARMARICA in N. Africa, W. of the promontory Hermaeum. On the white cliff from which its name was obtained there stood a temple of Apollo, with an oracle. Its position is uncertain; but most probably it is the long wedge-shaped headland, which terminates the range of hills (Aspis) forming the Catabathmos Minor, and which is now called Ras-al-Kanaïs. (Strab. xvii. p.799; Scyl. p. 44, Hudson; Ptol. 4.5.8; Stadiasm. Mar. Nag. p. 437.)


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