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A´RTAMIS

A´RTAMIS (Ἄρταμις, Ptol. 6.11. § § 2, 3; Artamis, Amm. Marc. 23.6), a river of Bactria, which flowed into the Zariaspis (or river of Balkh). Wilson (Ariana, p. 162) conjectures that it is the Dakash, which flows NE. in the direction of Balkth. The name itself is probably of Persian origin.

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