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Κελαιναί). A great city in southern Phrygia, situated at the sources of the rivers Maeander and Marsyas. In the midst of it was a citadel, built by Xerxes, on a precipitous rock, at the foot of which the Marsyas took its rise; and near the river's source was a grotto celebrated by tradition as the scene of the flaying of Marsyas (q.v.) by Apollo. The Maeander took its rise in the very palace, and flowed through the park and the city, below which it received the Marsyas.

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