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CAPRUS

CAPRUS


1.

Καπρος, Strab. xvi. p.738; Plb. 5.51; Ptol. 6.1.7), a river of Assyria which flowed into the Tigris, not many miles below Nineveh. Its modern name is the Lesser Záb. It is probable that the name of this, and that of the Greater Záb, the Lycus, were imported into Assyria by the Greeks from Phrygia, in which were two rivers of the same names in close propinquity the one to the other. [V] [p. 1.510]


2.

A tributary of the Maeander, rising in Phrygia. [MAEANDER]

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