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CERCINE (Κερκίνη, Thuc. 2.98; Κερκετήσιον or Κερκετήσιον, Ptol. 3.13.19: Karadagh), the uninhabited mountain chain which branched off from Haemus in a SE. direction, and formed the water-shed to the streams which feed the rivers Axius and Strymon. Sitalces, in his route from Thrace into Macedonia, crossed this mountain, leaving the Paeonians on his right, and the Sinti and Maedi on his left descending upon the Axius at Idomene.


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