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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XVI., CHAPTER II. (search)
is close to Gindarus. It
is a strong fortress situated on the pass over the Amanus,
which leads from the gates of the Amanus into Syria. Below
Pagræ lies the plain of Antioch, through which flow the rivers
Arceuthus, Orontes, and Labotas.The modern names of the Arceuthus and Labotas are unknown. In this plain is also the
trench of Meleagrus, and the river Œnoparas,The Afreen on the banks of
which Ptolemy Philometor, after having defeated Alexander
Balas, died of his wounds.B. C. 145.
Above these places is a hill called Trapezon from its form,A table.
and upon it Ventidius engaged PhranicatesCalled Phraates by Pseudo-Appian, in Parthicis, p. 72. the Parthian
After these places, near the sea, are SeleuceiaSelefkeh. and Pieria,
a mountain continuous with the Amanus and Rhosus, situated
between Issus and Seleuceia.
Seleuceia formerly had the name of Hydatopotami (rivers
of water). It is a considerable fortress, and may defy all
attacks; wherefore Pompey, havin