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INDUS

INDUS a river of the south-east of Caria, near the town of Cibyra. On its banks was situated, according to Livy (38.14), the fort of Thabusion. Pliny (5.29) states that sixty other rivers, and upwards of a hundred mountain torrents, emptied themselves into it. This river, which is said to have received its name from some Indian who had been thrown into it from an elephant, is probably no other than the river Calbis (Κάλβις, Strab. xiv. p.651; Ptol. 5.2.11; Pomp. Mela, 1.16), at present called Quingi, or Tavas, which has its sources on Mount Cadmus, above Cibyra, and passing through Caria empties itself into the sea near Caunus, opposite to the island of Rhodes. [L. S.J

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