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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XVI., CHAPTER II. (search)
the river had its
On the west the sea, into which the Orontes discharges itself, is
situated below Antioch in Seleuceia, which is distant from the mouth
of the river 40, and from Antioch 120
stadia. The ascent by the river to Antioch is performed in
To the east of Antioch are the Euphrates, Bambyce,Also Hierapolis, the modern Kara Bambuche.
Berœa,Berœa owes its name to Seleucus Nicator, and continued to be so called till the conquest of the Arabs under Abu Obeidah, A. D. 638, when it resumed its ancient name of Chaleb, or Chalybon. and Heracleia, small towns formerly under the
government of Dionysius, the son of Heracleon. Heracleia is distant
20 stadia from the temple of Diana Cyrrhestis.
Then follows the district of Cyrrhestica,The territory subject to the town Cyrrhus, now Coro. which extends
as far as that of Antioch. On the north near it are Mount
Amanus and Commagene. Cyrrhestica extends as far as
these places, and touches them. Here is situated a ci