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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