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EORDAICUS (Ἐορδαϊκός ποταμός, Arrian, Anab. 1.5.5), a river of Upper Macedonia, which has been identified with the Devól,--the principal, or at least the longest, branch of the Apsus. This river originates in a lake in the district of Prespa called Ventrók, and makes its way through the remarkable pass of Tzangón, which forms the only break in the great central range of Pindus, from its S. commencement in the mountains of Aetolia to where it is blended to the N. with the summits of Haemus and Rhodope. From thence it flows to the NW. and enters a large lake at the extremity of the plain of Poyaní, and, on emerging, winds through a succession of narrow valleys among the great range of mountains which border on the W. of Korytzá, till it finally joins the Beratinós or ancient Apsus. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. p. 334, vol. iii. p. 281.)


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