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LI´MYRUS

LI´MYRUS ( Λίμυρος), a river on the south coast of Lycia, which, after receiving the waters of its tributary Arycandus (Fineka), becomes navigable at the point where Limyra is situated. It falls into the sea, at a distance of 90 stadia west of the holy promontory, and 60 stadia from Melanippe. (Scyl. p. 39; Strab. xiv. p.666; Ptol. 5.3.3.) Pliny (5.28) and Mela (1.15) call the river Limyra, and the Stadiasmus Maris Magni ( § 211) Almyrus, which is no doubt a mistake. Leake (Asia Minor, p. 187) states that both the Limyrus and the Arycandus reach the sea at no great distance from each other; while in the map of Lycia by Spratt, the Limyrus is the smaller river, and a tributary to the Arycandus. Both these statements are opposed to the testimony of Pliny, whose words are: “Limyra cum amne in quem Arycandus influit.” [L, S.]

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