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Ephesian Letters

Magic characters. The Ephesians were greatly addicted to magic. Magic characters were marked on the crown, cincture, and feet of Diana; and, at the preaching of Paul, many which used curious [magical] books burnt them. (Acts xix. 19.)

The Ephesian poet.
Hipponax, born at Ephesus in the sixth century B.C.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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