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or Caÿstrus (Κάϋστρος). A celebrated river of Lydia and Ionia, flowing between the ranges of Tmolus and Messogis into the Aegaean, a little northwest of Ephesus. To this day it abounds in swans, as it did in Homer's time. The valley of the Caÿstrus is called by Homer “the Asian meadow,” and is probably the district to which the name Asia was first applied.

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