), 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.)