- an ancient Greek city in N Egypt, on the Nile delta.
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On the left hand in the Delta, upon the river, is Naucratis.
She was found in the city of Naucratis, and brought to the king, who made her his wife.
She lived at Naucratis and was incomparably beautiful and chaste.The Tour
He is called "A merchant of Naucratis," though resident in Chemmis.
The Greek merchants he allowed to live at Naucratis under their own overseers and their own system of justice.The History of Antiquity, Vol. III (of VI)
- an ancient Greek city in N Egypt, in the Nile delta: founded in the 7th century bc