previous next


BOACTES (Βοάκτης,tol. 3.1.3), a river of Liguria, mentioned only by Ptolemy, who describes it as a confluent of the Macra or Magra: hence it may safely be identified with the Vara, the only considerable tributary of that stream, which rises in the mountains at the back of Chiavari, and flows through a transverse valley of the Apennines till it joins the Magra about 10 miles from its mouth.


hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: