). The modern Kizil-Irmak, i. e. “Red
River;” the greatest river of Asia Minor, rising in the Anti-Taurus range of
mountains, on the borders of Armenia Minor and Pontus, and after flowing through Cappadocia
and Galatia, and dividing Paphlagonia from Pontus, falling into the Euxine Sea between
Sinopé and Amisus. In early times it divided the Indo-European races which peopled
the western part of Asia Minor from the Semitic (Syro-Arabian) races of the rest of southwest
Asia; and it separated the Lydian Empire from the Medo-Persian (Herod.i.