(Βάρις ὄρος; Báris óros). The ancient name for the highest mountain of Armenia, the Ararat (5165 m). The source on which this is based is Nicolaus of Damascus, in Ios. Ant. Iud. 1, p. 95; p. 18 Niese. The Βaris Οros belonged to the Armenian landscape Μινουάς (Minouás; today Manawazeau) and was located south-west of the old Artaxata (today Artašat).
Atlas of the World II. Dardanelles, Bosporus, Turkey East, 1959, Pl. 37.
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Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin) and
Treidler, Hans (Berlin),
“Baris Oros”, 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 18 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e212750>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510