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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Samothrace

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Samothra´ce, an island in the north-east part of the Aegean Sea, above the Hellespont, with a lofty mountain, and a city of the same name. The island was celebrated for the mysteries of Ceres and Proserpine, and was a sacred asylum. Paul touched at this island on his first voyage to Europe (). The island is now called Samandrachi. It is but thinly peopled, and contains only a single village.

 

 

 

 

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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Samothrace'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/kbe/s/samothrace.html.

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