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Hydraotes
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[German version]

(Ὑδραώτης/Hydraṓtēs in Arr., Ὑάρωτις/Hyárōtis in Str., Hiarotis in Curt. is based on a Middle Indian form for Old Indian Airāvatī/Irāwatī, probably passed down through Iranian and following Greek ὕδωρ/hýdōr); one of the main rivers of the Punjab, modern Rāvī in Pakistan; originates in the western Himalayas, flows into the  Acesines [2] (Chenāb) and became known to the Greeks through Alexander's campaign.

Bibliography

E. Kiessling, s.v. Hyarotis, RE 9, 23f.

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Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Hydraotes”, 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 24 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e518950>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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