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Pentapʹolis. (Greek, pente polis.)

(1) The five cities of the plain: Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboʹim, and Zoar, four of which were consumed with fire, and their site covered with the Lake Asphaltiʹtēs, or the Dead Sea.

(2) The five cities of Cyrenaʹica, in Egypt: Bereniʹcē, Arsinʹoe, Ptolemaʹis, Cyreʹnĕ, and Apolloʹnia.

(3) The five cities of the Philistines Gaza, Gath, Asʹcalon, Ashʹdod, and Ekron.

(4) The five cities of Italy in the exarchate of Ravenna: Rimʹini, Pesaro, Fano, Sinigaglia, and Ancoʹna. These were given by Pepin to the Pope.

(5) The Dorian pentapolis: Cniʹdos, Cos, Lindos, Ialʹysos, and Camiʹros.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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