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Fountain at Aliphera.
Spring at Lepreus.
Anigrus (Anigros: Mavro-potamo, i. e. Black River), a small river
in the Triphylian Elis, called Minyeius (Minueios) by Homer (Il. xi. 721), rises
in Mt. Lapithas, and before reaching the Ionian sea loses itself near Samicum
in pestilential marshes. Its waters had an offensive smell, and its fish were
not eatable. This was ascribed to the Centaurs having washed in the water after
they had been wounded by the poisoned arrows of Heracles. Near Samicum were caverns
sacred to the nymphs Anigrides (Anigrides or Anigriades), where persons with cutaneous
diseases were cured by the waters of the river. General Gordon, who visited these
caverns in 1835, found in one of them water distilling from the rock, and bringing
with it a pure yellow sulphur. The Acidas, which some persons regarded as the
Iardanus of Homer, flowed into the Anigrus. (Strab.; Paus. v. 5.3, 7, seq. v. 6.3; Ov. Met. xv. 281; Leake, Morea, vol. i. pp. 54, 66, seq.,
Peloponnesiaca, pp. 108, 110; Ross, Reisen im Peloponnes, vol. i. p. 105.)
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited October 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD)
Anigrus or Menius river
- Anigrus: Perseus Encyclopedia
- Minyeius: Perseus Encyclopedia
- Minyeius: Perseus Lookup Tool, text search
Mountain of Arcadia.
Rivers flowing past the district
There flow through the land of Theisoa the following tributaries of the Alpheius, the Mylaon, Nus, Achelous, Celadus, and Naliphus.
- Perseus: Pausanias, Description of Greece, Arcadia
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