（Μέλης). A small stream in Ionia, on whose banks near
Smyrna Homer was said to have been born. Hence he is styled Μελησιγένης. One legend makes Meles, the river-god, to have been the poet's
father. See Homerus.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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