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THALA (γάλα, Strab. xvii. p.831), an important town of Numidia, with a treasury and arsenal. (Sall. J. 75, 77, 80, 89; Tac. Ann. 3.21; Flor. iii. l.) It is probably identical with Telepte (Τελεπτή, Procop. de Aed. 6.6), a fortified town of Numidia, lying to the NW. of Capsa, and from which there was a road to Tacape on the Syrtis Minor (Itin. Ant. p. 77). Shaw (Trav. vol. i. p. 288, seq.) takes Ferreanah, both from its ruins and its situation, to have been the ancient Thala or Telepte (cf. Manner, 10.2. p. 321), but Lapie seeks it at Haouch-el-Khima.


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