Ashdod had probably submitted after the battle of raphia, and had been allowed to retain its native prince, Azuri.
You find here enormous acacias, monkey-bread trees, raphia palms and baobabs; less gloom, and fewer creeping and hanging plants.
Among these a variety of palms will be found, especially the Elais and raphia vinifera.
The stubborn obstinacy of the Syrians was not broken even by the desolation of Hamath and the battle at raphia.
After this he rested at Rhinocolura, and from thence he went to raphia, which was his fourth station.
Her presence greatly encouraged the troops at the battle of raphia , in which Antiochus the Great was defeated.
With this road-metal are mingled short strips of raphia, or palm-fibre, flexible ribbons, easily bent.
For tying plants to trellises and stakes soft tarred string or raffia (the fibre from the raphia palm of Madagascar) is used.
The most important palm of the country perhaps is the raphia vinifera, which produces the piassava fibre of commerce.
The opposing hosts met at Ropeh, the raphia of the Greeks, on the very borders of the desert.