Brill’s New Pauly

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(Ἅλυς; Hálys). Longest river in Asia Minor (over 900 km), modern Kızıl İrmak (‘red river’). Its headstreams joining in the countryside of Kamisene (east of Sivas), the H. flows in a wide arc stretching to the south through Cappadocia; east of the Tuz Gölü (‘salt lake’) it turns to the north, touches Galatia (in more ancient times Phrygia) and breaks through the mountains as the border river between the countries of Paphlagonia and Pontus to its mouth on the Black Sea. The Greek for…

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Marek, Christian (Zürich), “Halys”, 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 28 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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