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NARO (῾ο Νάρων, Ptol. 2.16.5 ; Plin. Nat. 3.26; Nar, Pomp. Mela, 2.3.13; Narenum, Geogr. Rav. 4.16: Narenta), a river of Illyricum, which Scylax (pp. 8, 9) describes as navigable from its [p. 2.400]mouth, for a distance of 80 stadia up to its “emporium” now Fort Opus, where there are some vestiges of Roman buildings. The MANII occupied this district. In the interior was a vast lake, extending to the AUTARIATAE A fertile island of 180 stadia in circuit was in the lake (Paludo Utovo, or Popovo). From this lake the river flowed, at a distance of one day's sail from the river ARION (Ἀρίων, Scylax, l.c.: Orubla; comp. Pouqueville, Voyage dans la Grèce, vol. i. p. 25.) This river formed the S. boundary of Dalmatia, and its banks were occupied by the Daorizi, Ardiaei and Paraei. (Strab. vii. pp. 315, 317.) These banks were famous in former times among the professors of pharmacy, who are advised by Nicander (Theriaca, 5.607) to gather the “Iris” there. (Plin. Nat. 13.2, 21.19; Theophr. ap. Athen. 15.681.) Strabo (vii. p.317) rejects the statement of Theopompus that the potters' clay of Chios and Thasos was found in the bed of the river. For the valley of the Narenta, see Wilkinson, Dalmatia and Montenegro, vol. ii. pp. 1--93.


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