), 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.