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GYGAEUS LACUS

GYGAEUS LACUS (Γυγαία Λίμνμ: Mermere), a lake in Phrygia, on the road from Thyatira to Sardes, between the rivers Hermus and Hyllus. (Hom. Il. 2.864, 20.391; Hdt. 1.93; Strab. xiii. p.626; Plin. Nat. 5.30.) This lake was afterwards called Coloë, and near it was the necropolis of Sardes. It was said to have been made by human hands, to receive the waters which inundated the plain. (Comp. Hamilton's Researches, vol. i. p. 145.)

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