Caspapyrus
(82 words)

[German version]

(Town in India, Hecat. in Steph. Byz.; Caspatyrus of Hdt. 4,44). Here Scylax had begun his journey with the fleet of Darius I down the Indus and through the sea to Egypt. An identification with Multan (as Kāśyapapura) in the Punjab hardly is possible; C. should rather be looked for west of the Indus, perhaps on the Kabul River, as the journey first took an easterly direction.

Bibliography

K. Karttunen, India in Early Greek Literature, 1989, 41-46.

Cite this page
Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Caspapyrus”, 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 16 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e610040>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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