and PHILAENORUM ARAR (Φιλαίνου
or Φιλαίνων βωμοί,
Scyl. p. 47; Plb. 3.39.2
; Strab. iii. p.171
, xvii. p. 836; Ptol. 4.3.14
§ 84; Pomp. Mela, 1.7.6; Plin. Nat. 5.4
), the E. frontier of Carthage towards Cyrene, in the middle of the Greater Syrtis. About the middle of the fourth century B.C., according to a wild story which may be read in Sallust (B. J.
79; comp. V. Max. 5.6.4
), these monuments commemorated the patriotic sacrifice of the two Philaeni, Carthaginian envoys.
These pillars, which no longer existed in the time of Strabo (p. 171), continued to give a name to the spot from which they had disappeared.
The locality is assigned to Râs Linouf,
a headland a little to the W. of Múktar,
the modern frontier between Sórt
The Peutinger Table has a station of this name 25 M. P. from Anabricis; and, at the same distance from the latter, the Antonine Itinerary has a station BENADAD-ARI, probably a Punic name for Philenian Altars, as they were named by the Greeks of Cyrene. (Beechey, Expedition to the Coast of Africa,
p, 218; Barth, Wanderungen,
pp. 344, 366, 371.)