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LYCASTUS

LYCASTUS or LYCASTUM (Λύκαστος), a very ancient town in Pontus, on a river bearing the same name. It was situated 20 stadia south-east of Amisus. (Scyl. Peripl. p. 33; Marcian, p. 74; Peripl. Pont. Eux. p. 10; Steph. B. sub voce Χαδισία; Plin. Nat. 6.3; Mela, 1.19, who calls it Lycasto.) Pherecydes (ap. Schol. ad Apoll. Rhod. 2.373, comp. ad 2.1001) spoke of a town of Lycastia, inhabited by Amazons, and situated between Themiscyra and Chalybia. The river Lycastus was but a small stream, which after a short course emptied itself into the Euxine close by the town of Lycastus. (Scyl., Marcian., Plin., ll. cc.)

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