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SYRGIS

SYRGIS (Σύργις, Hdt. 4.123), a considerable river of European Sarmatia, which flowed from the country of the Thyssagetae through the territory of the Maeotae, and discharged itself into the Palus Maeotis. Modern geographers have variously attempted to identify it. Rennell (Geogr. of Herod. p. 90) considers it to be one of the tributaries of the Wolga. Gatterer (Comment. Soc. Gott. xiv. p. 36) takes it to be the Donetz, whilst Reichard identifies it with the Irgitz, and Linder (Scythien, p. 66) with the Don itself.

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