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Maesolus
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(Μαισῶλος; Maisôlos). Indian river, has its source in the Orudia mountain range (unclear according to [1]) and flows south to the Gulf of the Ganges (Ptol. 7,1,15; 37). Either modern Godavari or rather Kistna (Krishna) at whose delta the city of Masulipatam still lies today. Dey [2] also equates the name of the river M. with Old Indian Mahāósāla, a place of pilgrimage on the Godavari.

Bibliography

1 O. Stein, s.v. Ὀρούδια, RE 18, 1526f.

2 N. L. Dey, The Geographical Dictionary of Ancient and Mediaeval India, 1927.

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Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Maesolus”, 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 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e718520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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