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[3] Duris, however, says that this Thermodon was not a river, but that some soldiers who were pitching a tent and digging a trench about it, found a small stone figure, an inscription upon which signified that it was Thermodon,1 carrying in its arms a wounded Amazon. They say also that in reference to this another oracle is recited as follows:—
For the battle on Thermodon wait thou, all-black bird;
There thou shalt have in abundance the flesh of men.

1 i.e. the god of the river Thermodon, in Cappadocia, on the banks of which the Amazons were thought to dwell. Cf. the Theseus, xxvii. 6.

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