ANTHYLLA (Ancient city) EGYPT
Anthylla (Anthulla, Herod. ii. 97; Antulla, Athen. i. p. 33; Steph. B. s. v.: Eth. Anthullaios), was a considerable town upon the Canobic branch of the Nile, a few miles SE. of Alexandreia. Its revenues were assigned by the Persian kings of Egypt to their queens, to provide them, Herodotus says, with sandals; Athenaeus says, with girdles. From this usage, Anthylla is believed by some geographers to be the same city as Gynaecopolis, which, however, was further to the south than Anthylla. (Mannert, Geogr. der Gr. und Rom. vol. x. p. 596.) Athenaeus commends the wine of Anthylla as the best produced by Egyptian vineyards.
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited July 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
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