), a river of the plain of Antioch, in Syria, at which, according to Strabo (xvi. p.751
), Ptolemy Philometer, having conquered Alexander Balas in battle, died of his wounds.
It has been identified with the Uphrenus, modern Aphreen,
which, rising in the roots of Amanus Mons (Almadaghy
), runs southward through the plain of Cyrrhestica, until it falls into the small lake, which receives also the Labotas and the Arceuthus, from which their united waters run westward to join the Orontes coming from the south. The Oenoparas is the easternmost of the three streams.
It is unquestionably the Afrin
of Abulfeda. (Tabula Syr.,
Supplementa, p. 152, ed. Koehler; Chesney, Expedition,
vol. i. pp. 407, 423.)