Note 054
From Chapter 47 of the Decline & Fall

The metaphor of islands is applied by the grave civilians (Pandect. l. xlviii. tit. 22, leg. 7) to those happy spots which are discriminated by water and verdure from the Libyan sands. Three of these under the common name of Oasis, or Alvahat:
1. The temple of Jupiter Ammon.
2. The middle Oasis, three days' journey to the west of Lycopolis.
3. The southern, where Nestorius was banished in the first climate, and only three days' journey from the confines of Nubia.
See a learned note of Michaelis, (ad Descript. Aegypt. Abulfedae, p. 21-34.).

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