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 Alabanda lies at the foot of two eminences, in such a manner as to present the appearance of an ass with panniers. On this account Apollonius Malacus ridicules the city, and also because it abounds with scorpions; he says, it was an ass, with panniers full of scorpions. This city and Mylasa, and the whole mountainous tract between them, swarm with these reptiles. The inhabitants of Alabanda are addicted to luxury and debauchery. It contains a great number of singing girls. Natives of Alabanda, distinguished persons, were two orators, brothers, Menecles, whom we mentioned a little above, and Hierocles, Apollonius, and Molo; the two latter afterwards went to Rhodes.
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