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GORYS (Γώρυς, Strab. xv. p.697), a small town of Bactriana, near the junction of the Choaspes and Cophes. The passage in Strabo in which the name occurs is very corrupt, and has led to various readings. The older editions read παρὰ Γωρυδάλην πόλιν, and hence made Gorydale the name of the place. The later ones of Coray, Groskurd, and Kramer have παρὰ Γώρυδι ἄλλην πόλιν, which seems to be a preferable reading, and gives Gorys for the name of the place. The similarity of the sound, and the neighbourhood of the place, suggest a connection between it and Gorya.


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