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Marioupolis


Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Carcina

  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, 438, 458.)

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited August 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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