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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Carcina (Karkina, Ptol. iii. 5. § 27), Carcine (Plin. iv. 12. s. 26),
Carcinitis (Karkinitis, Herod. iv. 55, 99; Hecat. ap. Steph. B. s. v.: Eth. Karkinitai),
a city of Sarmatia Europaea (or Scythia, according to Herodotus), near the mouth
of the river Hypacyris (Herod. iv. 55), or, as later writers name the river, Carcinites
(Karkinites, Strab. vii. p. 307; Ptol. iii. 5. § § 8, 9; Plin. l. c.) This river
fell into the gulf of the same name (Karkinites kolpos, Strab. l. c.; Mela, ii.
1. § 40; Plin. 1. c.; Marcian. p. 55; Anon. Per. pp. 7, 9; formerly called Tamurakes
kolpos: Gulf of Perekop), which lies on the W. side of the isthmus of the Chersonesus
Taurica (Crimea). The river was regarded as the boundary between the Old Scythia
of Herodotus (iv. 99) and Taurica (comp. Plin. l. c., who calls the country W.
of the river Scythia Sendica). The river is generally supposed to be the small
stream of Kalantchak. The site of the city cannot be determined with any certainty.
(Eichwald, Geogr. d. Kasp. Meer. p. 305; Ukert, vol. iii. pt. ii. pp. 164, 193,
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