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Gir
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[German version]

River that has its source in the high Atlas Mountains, presumably the Oued Guir. C.  Suetonius Paullinus advanced to it with his troops in AD 42. References: Plin. HN 5,15 (Ger); Ptol. 4,6,13; 16; 31 (Γείρ; Geír); Geogr. Rav. p. 2,69; 3,14; 36,28; 37,11 (Ger); Claud. Carm. 21,252 (Gir); Anon. Geographia Compendiaria 31 (GGM II 502; Γίρ; Gír).

Bibliography

H. Dessau, s.v. G., RE VII 1, 1366.

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Huß, Werner (Bamberg), “Gir”, 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 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e424530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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