River ‘at the eastern edge of the world’ (Verg. Ecl. 1,65); probably not in Crete (as stated correctly by Serv. Aen. ad loc., rather it was a variation on Oxus, old Iranian Vaxshu, which, according to Plin. HN 6,48 and Iust. 1,8,2 flows out of the Oaxus lacus. A further variation is Araxes .
E. Kirsten, s.v. O. (1), RE 17, 1686f.
E. Meyer, s.v. O. (1), RE Suppl. 12, 897f.
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Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki),
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 18 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e827430>
First published online: 2006
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