Botrys (Βότρυς; in Gr. this word means a bunch of grapes; Βοστρύς in Theophan. Chorogr. p. 193; comp. Pomp. Mela, i, 12, 3), a town of the Phoenician coast, twelve Roman miles north of Byblus (Tab. Peut.), and a fortress of the robber tribes of Mount Libanus (Strabo, 16:p. 755), founded by Ethbaal, king of Tyre (Menander in Josephus, Ant. 8:13, 2). It was taken, with other cities, by-Antiochus the Great in his Phoenician campaign (Polyb. v, 68). It is still extant under the name Batrun, a small town, with a port and 300 or 400 houses, chiefly of Maronites (Chesney, Euphr-at. Exped. i, 454).

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