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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pentap’olis. (Greek, pente polis.)
(1) The five cities of the plain: Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zebo’im, and Zoar, four of which were consumed with fire, and their site covered with the Lake Asphalti’ts, or the Dead Sea.   1
   (2) The five cities of Cyrena’ica, in Egypt: Bereni’c, Arsin’oe, Ptolema’is, Cyre’n, and Apollo’nia.   2
   (3) The five cities of the Philistines Gaza, Gath, As’calon, Ash’dod, and Ekron.   3
   (4) The five cities of Italy in the exarchate of Ravenna: Rim’ini, Pesaro, Fano, Sinigaglia, and Anco’na. These were given by Pepin to the Pope.   4
   (5) The Dorian pentapolis: Cni’dos, Cos, Lindos, Ial’ysos, and Cami’ros.   5



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