or Apollinopolis Parva
: Ἀπόλλωνος πόλις μικρά, Ptol.
iv. 5. § 70; Ἀπόλλωνος πόλις, Strabo
xvii. p. 815) or Apollonos Vicus
p. 165), was an ancient town of the Thebaid
, in the Coptite Nome
, in latitude 26° North, situated between Thebes
. It stood on the eastern bank of the Nile
, and carried on an active trade with Berenice
and Myos Hormos
, on the Red Sea
. Apollonopolis Parva was ca. 35 km
distant from Thebes, and is the modern Qus (Kuss). During the Roman Empire
it was renamed Diocletianopolis
; and it corresponds, probably, to the Maximianopolis
of the later Empire.
This city is not to be confused with another city with the same name, known today as Qus.