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Cnidus, now Tekir, a city of Caria in Asia-Minor, chief city of the Doric league, and a flourishing port of antiquity. It is renowned for the sea fight in 394 B.C., and victory of Conon with his Athenians over Pisander with his Spartans. Aphrodite was specially worshipped here, and Praxiteles' famous statue of her was in one of the temples.