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Ptolemais (Tolmeitha)

Ptolemais: port in the Cyrenaica.

Ptolemais was a city in the Cyrenaica. For a very long time, it was not a rival to Cyrene or Apollonia, but it still was an important port. In the fifth centyry, however, when Libyan nomads took over the interior and Cyrene and Bactra were lost, Ptolemais became the capital of the region.

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