Acesines
(157 words)

(Ἀκεσίνης; Akesínēs).

[German version]

[1] River in Sicily

River in  Sicily (Thuc. 4,25,8 Ἀχεσίνης; Achesínēs, Plin. HN 3,88 Asines), the modern Alcantara, which rises north of Randazzo, runs along the northern foot of Mount  Aetna [1] [2. 137], and flows, south of  Naxos, into the  Ionios Kolpos, identical with the Assinus (depicted as a horned youth on the obverse of a coin from Naxos, bearing the legend ΑΣΣΙΝΟΣ [1. 65 f., 93 f.].

Bibliography

1 H. A. Cahn, Die Mz.…

Cite this page
Manganaro, Giacomo (Sant' Agata li Battiata) and Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Acesines”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e111740>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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