A small river of Cappadocia, which had its sources on Mount Argaeus (Ptol. 5.6.8
), and flowed in a north-western direction past the town of Mazaca, frequently overflowing its banks and forming marshes. (Strab. xii. p.538
It emptied itself into the river Halys, opposite the town of Siva. Strabo (l.c.
) erroneously describes the Melas as a tributary of the Euphrates, as has been shown by Hamilton in the Journal of the Geogr. Society,
vol. viii. p. 149 (comp. his Researches,
ii. p. 259, &c.).
The river still bears a [p. 2.319]
name answering to the ancient Melas, Kara-Su,
that is, the Black River.
A navigable river in Pamphylia, flooring in a southern direction from Mount Taurus towards the sea, into which it emptied itself 50 stadia to the east of Side. (Plin. Nat. 5.22
; Strab. xiv. p.667
; Paus. 8.28.2
; Mela, 1.14; Zosim. 5.16, 6.3; Stadiasm. Mar. Magn.
§ § 193, 194.) Its modern name is Menavgat-Su.
(Leake, Asia Minor,
A small river in Pontus Polemoniacus, in the country of the Macrones. (Plin. Nat. 6.4