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MYRME´CIUM

MYRME´CIUM (Μυρμήκιον, Strab. xi. p.494; Pomp. Mela, 2.1.3; Plin. Nat. 4.26; Anon. Peripl. p. 4; Steph. B. sub voce Jornand. Get. 5), a Milesian colony on the Cimmerian Bosporus, 20 stadia N. of Panticapaeum. (Strab. vii. p.310.) Near the town was a promontory of the same name. (Ptol. 3.6.4; Leo Diac. 9.6.) It is the modern Yenikalé or Jenikalé, where many ancient remains have been found. (Clarke, Trav. vol. ii. pp. 98, 102; Dubois de Montpereux, Voyage au Caucase, vol. v. p. 231.)

[E.B.J]

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.26
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 3.6
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