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Saraca
(190 words)

[German version]

[1] City in Arabia Felix to the northwest of Adan

(Σάρακα/Sáraka). City in Arabia [II] Felix to the northwest of Adan.

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[2] Desert in the Sinai Peninsula

(Σάρακα/Sáraka, Σαρακήνη/Sarakḗnē, Ptol. 5,17,3). Desert in the Sinai Peninsula (modern al-Tīḥ) inhabited by the Σαρακηνοί/Sarakēnoí. There is probably a connexion with the Sarakēnoí who, according to Ptol. 6,7,21, lived in the Ḥiǧāz in Arabia…

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Toral-Niehoff, Isabel (Freiburg), “Saraca”, 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 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1101160>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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