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PASIRA

PASIRA (τὰ Πασιρά, Arrian Ind. chap. 25), a place mentioned by Arrian in Gedrosia, as touched at by Nearchus in his voyage. It is doubtful whether it is to be considered as distinct from another place he has mentioned just before, Bagisara. Kempthorne has identified the latter with a locality now known by the name of Arabah or Hormarah bay, and thinks that a large fishing village in the immediate neighbourhood may be that called by Nearchus, Pasira The inhabitants were cale Pasirae or Pasirees. Pliny places the Pasirae along the river Tomberon or Tomerus (6.25. s. 27). Nearchus. however, makes the Tomerus flow at a distance of 900 stadia from Pasira. It is probably that the Rhagiraua of Ptolemy refers to Bagisaura or Pasira. (6.21.2).

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