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τὸ ἱερὸν ἀκρωτήριον, Strab. iii. p.137), the SW. extremity of Lusitania; according to Strabo (1. c.), the most W. point, not only of Europe but of the known world; the present Cape St. Vincent. Strabo adds that the surrounding district was called in Latin “Cuneus.” Strabo also says that the geographer Artemidorus, who had been there, compared the promontory with the bow of a ship, and said that there were three small islands there; which, however, are not mentioned by any other writer, nor do they now exist. (Cf. Mela, 2.1; Plin. Nat. 4.22. s. 35, &c.)


τὸ ἱερὸν, Ptol. 2.2.6) the SE. point of Hibernia, now Carnsore Point. [T.H.D]

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.22
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 2.2
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