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Leptis Magna
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(Λέπτις μεγάλη, Léptis megálē, Punic Lpqj) ([1. 39-48]).

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A. History

Originally settled by Phoenicians, the modern Lebda in Libya ([2. 36f., 74]; Sall. Iug. 78,1; 4; Sil. Pun. 3,256; Plin. HN 5,76?). Frequently given the epithet Megálē/Magna (‘great’), to differentiate it from Leptis Minor (Plin. HN 5,27; Ptol. 4,3,13; S…

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Huß, Werner (Bamberg) and Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg), “Leptis Magna”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e701890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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