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At Iliun the rivers are the Simois and the Scamander, in Teuthrania the Caicus, at Ephesus the Cayster and (to the south) the Maeander. At Ephesus the sea has receded about three miles (Leake). The whole subject is dealt with in Strabo (691), who calls the plains ποταμῶν γεννήματα, quoting H. (cp. Thuc. ii. 102; but his prophecy, that all the Echinades would become mainland, has not been fulfilled).

H. gives the five mouths in c. 17; he omits here the Bolbitic and the Bucolic mouths as artificial.

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