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Pompey’s Pillar

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in Alexandria. A pillar erected by Publius, Prefect of Egypt, in honour of the Emperor Diocletian, to record the conquest of Alexandria in 296. It has about as much right to be called Pompey’s pillar as the obelisk of Heliopʹolis, re-erected by Ramʹeses II. at Alexandria, has to be called Cleopatra’s Necdle, or Gibraltar Rock to be called a Pillar of Herʹculēs.

Pompey’s pillar is a Corinthian column nearly 100 feet high, the shaft being of red granite.

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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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Polydore
Polypheme
Poma Alcinoo Dare
Pomatum
Pommard (French)
Pommel
Pomona
Pompadour
Pompey
Pompey’s Pillar
Pompilia
Pongo
Ponocratēs
Pons Asinorum
Pontefract Cakes
Pontiff
Pontius Pilate’s Body-Guard
Pony (A)
Poona
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