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SCOMBRUS

SCOMBRUS, SCO´MIUS (Σκόμβρος, al. Σκόμιος, Thuc. 2.96; Aristot. Meteor. 1.13; Scopius, Plin. Nat. 4.17: Eth. Σκόμβροι, Hesych.), an outlying mountain of the chain of Haemus, or that cluster of great summits between Ghiustendíl and Sofía, which sends tributaries to all the great rivers of the N. of European Turkey. As the most central point, and nearly equidistant from the Euxine, the Aegean, the Adriatic, and the Danube, it is probably the Haemus of the traveller's tale in Livy (40.21), to which Philip, son of Demetrius, king of Macedonia, made a fruitless excursion with the expectation of beholding from thence at once the Adriatic and the Euxine (Black Sea), the Danube and the Alps. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. p. 474.)

[E.B.J]

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