previous next

SCOPAS

SCOPAS (Σκόπας), an eastern tributary of the Sangarius in Galatia, which according to Procopius (de Aed. 5.4) joined the Sangarius, 10 miles east of the town of Juliopolis. Pliny (5.43) calls it Scopius, and according to Procopius this river frequently overflowed the country, which is perhaps alluded to in the Jerusalem Itinerary (p. 574), where a station called Hycronpotamum (i. e. ὑγρὸν ποταμόν) is mentioned about 13 miles to the east of Juliopolis. The modern name of the river is Aladan. (Comp. Leake, Asia Minor, p, 79; Eckhel, Doctr. Num. iii. p. 101.)

[L.S]

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: