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LATMICUS SINUS

LATMICUS SINUS (δ Λατμικὸς κόλπος), a bay on the western coast of Caria, deriving its name from Mount Latmus, which rises at the head of the gulf. It was formed by the mouth of the river Maeander which flowed into it from the north-east. Its breadth, between Miletus, on the southern head-land, and Pyrrha in the north, amounted to 30 [p. 2.144]stadia, and its whole length, from Miletus to Heracleia, 100 stadia. (Strab. xiv. p.635.) The bay now exists only as an inland lake, its mouth having been closed up by the deposits brought down by the Maeander, a circumstance which has misled some modern travellers in those parts to confound the lake of Baffi the ancient Latmic gulf, with the lake of Myus. (Leake, Asia Minor, p. 239 ; Chandler, 100.53.)

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