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A river in Cappadocia, near Themiscyra, in land of Amazons, victory on it of Greeks over Amazons, passed by the Argonauts, the Amazons dwell on the.


Perseus Project Index.Total results on 17/5/2001: 57 for Thermodon.

  Thermodon (Thermodon: Thermeh), a river of Pontus, celebrated in the story about the Amazons, is described by Pliny (vi. 3) as having its sources in the Amazonian mountains, which are not mentioned by any other ancient writer, but are believed still to retain their ancient name in the form of Mason Dagh. (Hamilton, Researches, i. p. 283.) Strabo (xii. p. 547) places its many sources near Phanaroea, and says that many streams combine to form the Thermodon. Its course is not very long, but its breadth was nevertheless three plethra, and it was a navigable river (Xen. Anab. v. 6. 9, vi. 2. § 1; Arrian, Peripl. P.E. p. 16.) It discharged itself into the Euxine near the town of Themiscyra, at a distance of 4000 stadia to the north-east of the mouth of the Iris. This river is very often noticed by ancient writers. See Aeschyl. Prom. 274, Suppl. 290; Herod. ix. 27; Scylax, p. 33; Strab. i. p. 52, vii. p. 298; Anon. Peripl. P. E. p. 10; Ptol. v. 6. § 4; Pomp. Mela, i. 19; Plin. xi. 19, xxxvii. 37; Virg. Aen. xi. 659; Ov. ex Pont. iv. 19 51; Propert. iv. 4. 71, and many other passages.

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

Lamyron harbour

Lamyron (Lamuron), a great harbour near Cape Heraclium, on the coast of Pontus, not far from Themiscyra. (Anonym. Peripl. Point. Eux. p. 10.)

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