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Nestus
(226 words)

(Νέστος/Néstos, Μέστος/Méstos, Νέσσος/Néssos).

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[1] River in Thrace

River in Thrace which rises in the Rila mountain range, (according to mistaken classical belief from the Scomius mountains, the present-day Vitoša Mountains, : Aristot. Mete. 1,13,350b 16f.) and after 234 km flows through the swampy delta area near Abdera [1] and into the Aegean (Hdt. 7,109; Theophr. Hist. pl. 3,1,5; Ps.-Skyl. 67). N. is already known as a river god in Hes. Theog. 341. In Roman times, N. w…

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) and Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), “Nestus”, 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 19 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e821040>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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