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ERI´NEUS

ERI´NEUS (Ἐρινεός), a small river on the E. coast of Sicily, between Syracuse and Helorum. It is mentioned by Thucydides (7.80, 82), from whom we learn that it was the second river crossed by the Athenians in their disastrous retreat from Syracuse, and intermediate between the Cacyparis and Asinarus. Hence it can be no other than the small stream now called the Miranda, which flows into the sea just to the N. of the modern town of Avola, and is hence frequently called Fiume di Avola. It is distant about 6 miles from the Cacyparis (Cassibili,) and the same distance from the Asinarus (Falconara). (Smyth's Sicily, p. 176; Cluver. Sicil. p. 184.) It is evidently the same river which is called by Ptolemy (3.4.8.) Ὄρινος or Ἔρινος.

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