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(Ῥομβίτης/Rhombítēs). Two rivers flowing from the east into the Maeotis, where they are abundant in fish, distinguished by their epithets 'the Great' and 'the Lesser' (Str. 11,2,4; cf. Ptol. 5,9,3 f.; 26; Amm. Marc. 22,8,29).

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[1] R. Megas

(ὁ μέγας Ῥ./ho mégas R., 'the Great R.'). Further north, modern Jeja; according to Str. ibid., 800 stadia from the mouth of the Tanais (Don).

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[2] R. Elatton

(ὁ ἐλάττων Ῥ./ho eláttōn R., 'the Lesser R.'). Further south; ac…

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Rhombites”, 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 29 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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