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Araxes
(156 words)

(Ἀράξης; Aráxēs).

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[1] Largest river in Armenia

Largest river in Armenia (today known as the Aras, Georgian Rakhsî), flows into the Caspian Sea; its full extent was not known until Roman times (Pompey) (Mela 3,40; Plin. HN 6,26; Ptol. 5,12,3 M. i.a.).

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[2] Another name for the Oxus

According to Hdt. 1,202, another name for the Oxus (today Amu-darja), a western…

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Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin) and Treidler, Hans (Berlin), “Araxes”, 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 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e131480>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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