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PHANAROEA (Φανάροια), a broad and extensive valley in Pontus, watered by the rivers Iris, Lycus, and Scylax, and enclosed between the chain of Paryadres to the east, and Mounts Lithrus and Ophlimus to the west. The soil there was the best in Pontus, and yielded excellent wine and oil and other produce in abundance. (Strab. ii. p.73, xii. pp. 547, 556, 559; Plin. Nat. 6.4; Ptol. 5.6.3, where it is erroneously called Phanagoria.) Phanaroea contained the towns of Eupatoria, Cabira, Polemonium, and others. [PONTUS]


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.4
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