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Phasis
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(Φάσις; Phásis).

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[1] River in the southwestern Caucasus

River in the southwestern Caucasus that flowed into the Pontos Euxeinos near Ph. [2], present-day Rioni. Its estuary shifted several times, resulting in the growth of the mainland (cf. Str. 1,3,7). An ocean bay at the estuary of the P. is mentioned by Ptol. 5,10,1. The P. is first mentioned by Hesiod (Hes. Theog. 337-344). It was navigable over a course…

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) and Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Phasis”, 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 25 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e918830>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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