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Choaspes
(169 words)

[German version]

[1] River in Susiana

River in  Susiana, famed for the high quality of its water. The Persian king drank only (boiled) water from the Choaspes, carried for him on campaigns and journeys in silver jugs. Partially identified with the  Eulaeus, nowadays with the Karkhe or the Kârûn.

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[2] River of the southern Hindu Kush

River of the southern Hindu Kush, named only the context of Alexander's campaign (Ar…

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Kuhrt, Amélie (London), Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Helen (Utrecht), Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin) and Treidler, Hans (Berlin), “Choaspes”, 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 02 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e232970>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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