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You find here enormous acacias, monkey-bread trees, raphia palms and baobabs; less gloom, and fewer creeping and hanging plants.The Pools of Silence
H. de Vere Stacpoole
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.The History of Antiquity, Vol. III (of VI)
Ashdod had probably submitted after the battle of Raphia, and had been allowed to retain its native prince, Azuri.
Her presence greatly encouraged the troops at the battle of Raphia , in which Antiochus the Great was defeated.
- a variant spelling of raffia
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