Another name of the Tyras or Dniester. It is called Danastus by Ammianus Marcellinus (xxxi.
3), and Danastris by Constantine Porphyrogenitus. It rises from a lake amid the Carpathian
Mountains in Galicia, and empties into the Black Sea after a course of about six hundred
miles. The name Tyras (Τύρας
) occurs in Ptolemy, Strabo,
Stephanus of Byzantium, and Scymnus of Chios. Herodotus gives the Ionic form Τύρης