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PALIU´RUS (Παλίουρος, Strab. xvii. p.838; Stadiasm. § 42; Ptol. 4.5.2; Paliuris, Peut. Tab.; Geog. Rav. 3.3; Paniuris, Itin. Anton.), a village of the Marmaridae, near which was a temple to Heracles (Strab. l.c.), a deity much worshipped in Cyrenaica. (comp. Thrigl, Res Cyren. p. 291.) Ptolemy (4.4.8) adds that there was a marsh here with bivalve shells (ἐν κογχύλιον). It is identified with the Wady Temmîmeh (Pacho, Voyage p, 52; Barth, Wanderungen, pp. 506, 548), where there is a brackish marsh, corresponding to that of Ptolemy (l.c.), and remains of ancient wells and buildings at Merâbet (Sidi) Hadjar-el-Djemm.

It was off this coast that Cato (Lucan 9.42, where the reading is Palinurus, with an allusion to the tale of Aeneas) met the flying vessels which bore Cornelia, together with Sextus,, from the scene of her husband, Pompeius's, murder.


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