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(Πυρετός/Pyretós). The easternmost left-bank tributary of the Ister [2] (Danube), thus corresponding to the modern  River Prut. Herodotus, the only ancient author to mention the P., considers it the most important of the Danube's tributaries because of its enormous flow (Hdt. 4,48). Some 830 km long, it rises in the Carpathian mountains and flows across regions that in Antiquity were counted as parts of Scythia (there called Πόρατα/Pórata; Scythae).


H. Treidler, s. v. P. (3), RE 24, 19-22 

TIR L 35 Romula, 1969, 60.

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Cabanes, Pierre (Clermont-Ferrand), “Pyretus”, 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 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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