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(Πλυνός/Plynós, Hdt. 4,168,2 and Lycoph. 149; Ps.-Scyl. 108: Πλῦνοι/Plŷnoi; Str. 17,3,22: Πλῦνος/Plŷnos). Port on the coast of northern Africa between  Cyrenaica and the Nile Delta, but although in the Bay of Sollum [1. 225f.], hardly identifiable with modern Sīdī Barrānī [2. 227]. P. was apparently an ancient Greek apoikía . In the 5th century BC the Adyrmachidae lived to the east of P. and the Giligamae to the west (Hdt. 4,168f.).


1 A. Laronde, Cyrène et la Libye hellénistique, 1987

2 F. Chamoux, Cyrène sous la monarchie des…

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Huß, Werner (Bamberg), “Plynus”, 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 12 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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