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PESLA

PESLA or PESCLA (Not. Imp. 100.28, vol. i. p. 75, ed. Böcking), is probably the border-fortress in the N. of the Thebaid, which Ptolemy (4.5.71) calls Πασσάλων or Πάσσαλος. Pesla stood on the right bank of the Nile, and was the quarters of a German company (turma) of cavalry (D'Anville, Mém. sur l'Egypte, p. 190).

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    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 4.5
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