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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 733 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MONOPOLI, a seaport town and episcopal see of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Bari, from which it is 25 M. S.E. by rail, 3o ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901), 22,616. The medieval 1I.e. (I) The person and writings of Theodore of Mopsuestia, (2) the writings of Theodoret in defence of Nestorius, (3) the letter written by Ibas to the Persian Marrs. Oapr6s, corruptible, from Oetpew, destroy.walls are preserved and the castle dates from 1552. The harbour is small, the principal trade being in agricultural products. Close to it are rock-hewn tombs, possibly belonging to the ancient Gnathia (q.v.).
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