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MA´GABA (Kurgh Dagh), a considerable mountain in the central part of Galatia, W. of the river Halys, and E. of the city of Ancyra, which was only 10 Roman miles distant from it. In B.C. 189, when Manlius was carrying on war against the Galatians, the Tectosagi and Trocmi took refuge on Mt. Magaba, and there defended themselves against the Romans, but were defeated. (Liv. 38.19, 26; Flor. 1.11.) According to Rufus Festus (11), this mountain was afterwards called Modiacus.


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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 38, 19
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