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Αἷμος). The modern Balkans. A lofty range of mountains separating Thrace and Moesia. The pass over them most used in antiquity was in the western part of the range, called Succi or Succorum Angustiae, also Porta Traiani (Sulu Derbend), between Philippopolis and Serdica. The fabulous origin of the range is that Haemus and his wife Rhodopé were changed into mountains for daring to call themselves Zeus and Heré (Ovid, Met. vi. 87).

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